‘Avatar’ director Cameron’s help sought for plugging Gulf oil leak

Washington: Film director James Cameron, who has acquired fame for his landmark movies ‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar’, has reportedly been approached for help in plugging the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

Cameron is among a group of scientists and other experts who met Tuesday with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for a brainstorming session on stopping the massive oil leak.

The Canadian-born Cameron is considered an expert on underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies. ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’ are the two highest-grossing films of all time.

"If everything goes well, within the next 24 hours, we could have this contained," BP``s chief operating officer Doug Suttles told reporters in Louisiana.

The operation -- dubbed a lower marine riser pipe -- to cut off the leaking pipe and seal it was launched Tuesday, earlier than the timetable set at the weekend by BP after an earlier bid to stop the leak failed.



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