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POSTED: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 4:32pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 8:57am

Robotic submersibles are working on the next attempt to stop the oil leak....

Gulf Coast -- They are preparations that sometimes look like science fiction…a robotic sub, a giant saw...a new scheme.

Theoretical Physicist Michio Kaku said, “Think of a fire hydrant that's out of control. Now they're going to try to slice the fire hydrant to get a nice clean cut and then hopefully get a nice snug fit.”

But even the new containment cap won't capture all the crude. Tough to hear in to a region that already spent Memorial Day Weekend beneath a growing cloud of oil.

Charter boat captain Mike Frenette said, "On a weekend like this, you'd see boats everywhere, people catching fish."

Instead, there was more boom than boats and today brings a new fear. The start of hurricane season.

Reporter Kristen Dahlgren said, "This is a calm day on the Gulf and the waves splash over the boom…the fear is if a hurricane gets into these waters nothing will hold back the oil."

Conservation Biologist Reese Halter said, "Hurricane's have the probability and the potential to ramp this thing up to an 11 on a scale of ten."

Already it seems it is more than they can take. In Venice, BP is now building housing for 1500 clean up workers.

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser said, "I hope they've got a plan to put them out there, maybe to hold hands to keep the oil. I don't know."

They worry that nobody knows how to stop the oil that just keeps coming.

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