20-Foot Shears May Be Used To Cut Leaking Oil Pipe After Robot Saw Got Stuck

BP's latest attempt to fix the oil disaster in the Gulf involves cutting the tip off the broken oil riser pipe and shoving on a containment dome. One of the problems? The robot saw cutting the pipe got stuck.

After the robot saw was unstuck, technicians found that it could "no longer cut effectively," so they're exploring alternate cutting methods—including 20-foot long shears. [NYT]