Millions of gallons of crude were dumped into the waters of the Gulf after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in April of this year.Â The spill continued for nearly three months, until BP was able to secure a cap onto the spewing well.
The cap is only a temporary fix. Pressure readings have been low, indicating that there could become a need to re-open the valve and allow oil into the water to avoid an explosion. Relief wells are said to be the only way to end the disaster once and for all.
As it is extremely dangerous to be out in theÂ Gulf waters during a hurricane or tropical storm, it’s been reported that cleanup efforts will cease until the storm has passed.