Fun While It Lasted

Created: May 27, 2010 17:15 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

That “Top Kill” maneuver that appeared so successful at blocking the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico earlier today? Not so successful anymore:

BP had to halt its ambitious effort to plug its stricken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday afternoon when engineers saw that too much of the drilling fluid they were injecting into the well was escaping along with the leaking crude oil.

A technician at the BP command center said that pumping of the fluid had to be stopped temporarily while engineers were revising their plans, and that the company hoped to resume pumping by midnight, if federal officials approved.

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