This morning, I read an account of the situation that described matters as a 'volcano of oil', rather than the innocent terminology of a 'leak' and a 'spill'.
The image of Pandora's Box comes to mind.
We have meddled with forces far more profound that the ability of engineers to devise (cost-effective) systems to manage them.
Thanks, again, Ronald Reagan, for ripping Carter's solar panels from the White House roof. Guess we showed the world the stuff we're made of! Consume, baby, consume.