EDITOR'S UDPATE (Tues. June 29th): You can now try your hand at stopping the Gulf oil leak by playing XBox's new Crisis in the Gulf video game.
Just hit play and the live feed starts.
Millions of people have been glued to their screens for weeks now watching BP's live oil spill web cam as the oil company continues operations to try and stop what is quickly becoming the largest environmental disaster in modern history.
Hundreds of thousands have been watching the spill cam feed we posted here on EnergyBoom.
As one of the more obsessive spill cam watchers, I have to say that it has been both fascinating and greatly disturbing to watch this live video. It is also very disappointing to see BP time and time again fail to cap the leak.
As of this moment BP is in middle of their latest attempt, known as "Operation Cut and Cap," in which they will cut the broken pipe, cap it and pump the oil to a tanker on the surface 5,000 feet above.
There was a lot of action yesterday with a large set of hydraulic jaws and a saw cutting into the pipe and then it all ground to a halt as the saw jammed. That is where things remains at this point, with BP officials saying they will hopefully fix the problem and resume cutting the pipe later this afternoon.
In the meantime an estimated 19,000 barrels of oil a day continue to pump into the Gulf of Mexico.
Here's a live feed of the oil spill webcam:
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