BP Making Progress Plugging Well

By: CBS
By: CBS

The work to plug BP’s well picked up speed this weekend.

Pressure in the well continues to rise and there's been no talk of collecting oil anymore. Just stopping the flow for good.

Around midnight, crews finished stacking a mile of steal pipe down to the sea floor. Next they'll remove a temporary plug, clean out the tunnel and lay a final segment of steel casing to reinforce it, followed by concrete.

While the concrete dries, the company could try the static kill, pumping mud down into the blown-out well.

Everything still has to be sealed deep in the earth with the relief well for things to be permanently plugged.


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