BP Woes in The Gulf of Mexico Appear to be Over
BP engineers confirmed that 2,300 barrels of mud were forced down the well in an operation codenamed “Static Kill” which has managed to contain the crude oil spill so far, for the first time since April disaster.
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President Barrack Obama has cautiously made a declaration that the battle to contain the world’s most devastating oil spills is finally at the end tail. This follows confirmation from BP Engineers and American Scientists that a crush of mud has successfully plugged off the blown out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico that has been incessantly spilling oil to the sea for the last three months. It is estimated that close to 172 million barrels of oil has been flowing into the Gulf of Mexico since April 20 this year when the explosion occurred, killing up to 11 workers on the spot.
This news comes with some glimmer of hope for the millions of Louisiana people who have had to suffer the consequences of this disaster which saw residents along the Gulf coastline lose their entire livelihoods as a result of the spill. The environmental costs that the population living here are likely to grapple with may never be known for many years. The people here are a fishing community whose fishing and tourism businesses have been obliterated completely by the spill, yet the news that the storm could be ebbing over them sounds extremely good news.
BP engineers confirmed that 2,300 barrels of mud were forced down the well in an operation codenamed “Static Kill” which has managed to contain the crude oil spill so far, for the first time since April disaster. More mud will be pumped into the well today Thursday 5th 2010 according to BP officials and it looks like the National Incident Commander, Thad Allen approves the BP plans of action to finally deal a death blow to the three month long spill.
There were fears that spills would completely destroy water ecology around the coast of Louisiana, but there have been very positive assessments from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose recent reports claim that contrary to earlier fears, only 30% of the spilled oil remains in the Gulf, the rest has either disintegrated or been cleaned up manually. If such an optimistic report is not doctored, then a big sense of relief is unfolding for those affected by the spill, including the big wigs of White House.
But this battle will not be declared over until the seal procedure being considered is completed and the cleaning up efforts is done. BP officials are still tight lipped about declaring success, they will say that when they see complete success, but so far so good!