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Gulf oil spill: 'top kill' could be last best chance

PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 12:46 pm
by HVPA_research
Here is an update on the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, USA from The Christian Science Monitor, 19 May, 2010
Gulf oil spill: 'top kill' could be last best chance to stop leak.
The “top kill” procedure follows a series of failed containment efforts the company has tried since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig collapsed following an April 20 explosion. The process will involve pumping heavy fluids down two three-inch lines placed inside the wellhead. If successful, the fluids will temporarily stop the oil rush, which would then allow operators to seal the opening with cement. The wellhead, officials say, will never be used again for oil drilling.


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