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4 years 3 weeks ago

BP to begin forcing cement down well

BP officials say they plan to begin forcing cement down the blown-out Gulf oil well today. The announcement came last night shortly after their plan was approved by the federal official in charge of the oil spill. The company plans to shove cement down from pipes attached to ships...

4 years 4 weeks ago

BP could begin capping operation today

BP engineers in the Gulf of Mexico want to start sealing up the blown-out oil well today, but first they're running a test. They plan to probe the busted blowout preventer with an oil-like liquid to determine whether it can handle the sealing-up process, called a "static kill." If...

4 years 1 month ago

BP ready to test oil well cap

They've fixed a leak -- and now engineers for BP are getting ready to see if a new cap on the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is enough to contain the gusher. The test will involve closing off all three openings in the cap, and then monitoring...

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