'Top kill' halts flow of oil and gas, admiral says

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    'Top kill' halts flow of oil and gas, admiral says - chicagotribune.com

    "Reporting from Houma, La.
    Engineers have succeeded in stopping the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing BP well, the federal government's top oil spill commander, Adm. Thad Allen, said Thursday morning."

    Sounds like good news...
     
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    Great news.
     
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    Praying to Gaia right now that it holds!! And to God too while im at it :)
     
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    High fucking time, too.
     
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    From the article, they still say it is leaking, still "persistent"

    From the La times

    BP begins 'top kill' procedure to stop oil flow in gulf - latimes.com

    But hours into the "top kill" procedure, BP executives were not ready to declare victory.

    "We will not be rushed. It's too early to know if it will be successful," BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said Wednesday evening. "We've ridden a roller coaster, and I think we just need to take the next 24 hours and see what the results are."
     
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    The procedure wont be a sucess until the cement phase is finished, and the cement has had time to set. After that the well itself is plugged and oil should stop flowing out of the riser breaks.
     
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    Hallelujah!! Now comes the bigger question. Did they ever decide who and how they are going to clean up the mess?
     
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    Its nice to see some signs of success in a story that kept getting worse and worse everyday.
     
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    Yes it does.
     
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    Good news.

    Now they can concentrate on clean up.

    BP better have a big wallet with loads of cash in it. Oh Yes.
     

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