BP Well Stops Leaking, Though Fix Isn’t Permanent
BP says that oil has stopped leaking out of the Macondo well into the Gulf of Mexico.
Here’s AP’s story:
BP says oil from its broken well has stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April.
The announcement Thursday came after company officials said all valves had been shut on a new cap over the busted well in an experiment to stop the spill.
But AP notes:
The cap is not a permanent fix. BP is drilling two relief wells so it can pump mud and cement into the leaking well in hopes of plugging it for good.