Officials continue to battle oil spill in Gulf

Monday, May 3, 2010 - 4:57pm

The continues to spread in the Gulf of Mexico, but officials still are giving it their all.

The fire hasn't been an adequate match for the oil, so British Petroleum is working on other options.

One plan involves a dome-type chamber system to capture the leaking oil.

The dome approach was used in the 70s with little success, but experts say they have made serious improvement over the last 40 years.

The spill is currently about nine miles off the coast of south-eastern Louisiana.

BP says the weather forecast shows the slick won't move over the next three days.