Gulf Oil Flow Stops For First Time In 87 Days
BP is conducting step-by-stop tests of the massive, 150,000 pound cap on the wellhead, a process that had been beset by delays since they first lowered the device to the leak site Monday night.
First, government officials requested a delay for analysis, out of fears that the cap could damage the leaking well further and do more harm than good. After that 24-hour delay, the test began again but was delayed when they found a leak in the line. The test resumed this morning, resulting in this afternoon’s apparent success.Click here for reuse options!
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