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Allen say it’s done! Top Kill worked. We’re not so sure!

by admin on May 27th, 2010

Reports are out saying that the top kill procedure worked, and U.S. Coast Guard Thad Allen is calling it a success. An excerpt from the tribune washington bureau below:
“Engineers have stopped the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing BP well, the federal government’s top oil-spill commander, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said this morning.
The “top kill” effort, launched Wednesday afternoon by industry and government engineers, had pumped enough drilling fluid to block oil and gas spewing from the well, Allen said. The pressure from the well was very low, he said, but persisting.
Once engineers had reduced the well pressure to zero, they were to begin pumping cement into the hole to entomb the well. To help in that effort, he said, engineers also were pumping some debris into the blowout preventer at the top of the well.”

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