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    BP's 'Top Kill' Effort to Plug Oil Spill in Gulf Reportedly Working

    Published May 27, 2010
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    BP's "top kill" operation halted the flow of oil and gas from the stricken Deepwater Horizon rig Thursday, according to U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, cited in the Los Angeles Times.

    The White House called the report premature and BP would not confirm that the operation had been a success, but indicated that an update on flow rates from the leaking well would be delivered by the U.S. Geological Survey at 10:00am Eastern Time

    Allen, who is coordinating the government response to the oil spill, said that engineers had succeeded in stopping the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from the BP well.

    Allen said the engineers had pumped enough drilling fluid to block all oil and gas from the well. The pressure from the well was very low, but persists, he added.

    If the risky procedure stops the flow, BP will then inject cement into the well to seal it. The top kill has worked above ground but has never before been tried 5,000 feet beneath the sea. BP pegged its chance of success at 60 to 70 percent.

    BP prepares for 'top kill'
    "We're doing everything we can to bring it to closure, and actually we're executing this top kill job as efficiently and effectively as we can," BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said.

    Fishermen, hotel and restaurant owners, politicians and residents along the coast are fed up with BP's failures to stop the oil that is coating Louisiana's marshes and the wildlife that relies on them. The anger has turned toward President Barack Obama and his administration. Polls show the public is souring on their handling of the catastrophe.

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    They were showing the footage of it on the Today show this morning, and commenting on how it looks like it's mostly mud coming out in the plume at this point, so they thought it was working.


    The scientist they interviewed (not the BP guy) said that this was the more difficult part, and that when they start with the concrete, that will actually be easier. I really hope that this works.
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    The Great One said plug the hole and behold, the hole was plugged.
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    A guest on Scoreboard (Fox) stated that a much bigger spill occured in Saudi A and that a bunch of super tankers soaked the oil up and that there was little damage to the environment. BP screwed this clean up royally.

    The Federal Government shares a great deal of blame also. This oil well is in Federal (not state) waters. They get hundreds of billions of dollars off these oil leases and are responsible for inspections and safety violations. If the federal employees had done their job, this spill might not have happened cause there were warning signs. It has been reported that BP gave them gifts, trips, etc which should be illegal and offered them jobs. With this type of cozzieness, these asshole inspectors should be fired. BP also took shortcuts that has been reported by drillers that were on site when it blew.
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    BP stopped the leak? That ain't gonna sit well with the DUmmies.
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    BP stopped the leak? That ain't gonna sit well with the DUmmies.
    But they only stopped it because the O commanded them to. They will like the Obedience to the O.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    But they only stopped it because the O commanded them to. They will like the Obedience to the O.
    If we could get him to dissapate the oil on the beaches and marshes on his visit to Grand Isle, LA tomorrow, then I would truly believe he is the One. After that, the Magic Negro could go to AZ waving his magic wand and low and behold a fence across the whole state would appear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    If we could get him to dissapate the oil on the beaches and marshes on his visit to Grand Isle, LA tomorrow, then I would truly believe he is the One. After that, the Magic Negro could go to AZ waving his magic wand and low and behold a fence across the whole state would appear.
    :D hahahhaaha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I really hope that this works.

    We all do, but if it does, it sort of begs the question: Why the hell didn't they try this first rather than trying to install steel condoms on the damn thing?
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    Just spent two hours watching CNN coverage on it. It hasn't "worked", but it seems to be well on it's way to it.
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

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