Barack Obama announced back on May 14, 2010 that,
“I will not rest until the leak has stopped.“
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… Except, of course, for the ball games, golf, vacations, parties, etc.
He shares your anger, Louisiana. Remember that.Thank
Thank goodness they finally capped the well today.
Obama can finally rest.
4 months and over 4 vacations later, the oil well is officially capped.
The AP reported:
The well is dead — finally.
A permanent cement plug sealed BP’s well nearly 2.5 miles below the sea floor in the Gulf of Mexico, five agonizing months after an explosion sank a drilling rig and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal government’s point man on the disaster, said Sunday BP’s well “is effectively dead” and posed no further threat to the Gulf. Allen said a pressure test to ensure the cement plug would hold was completed at 5:54 a.m. CDT.
The gusher was contained in mid-July after a temporary cap was successfully fitted atop the well. Mud and cement were later pushed down through the top of the well, allowing the cap to be removed.
But the well could not be declared dead until a relief well was drilled so that the ruptured well could be sealed from the bottom, ensuring it never causes a problem again. The relief well intersected the blown-out well Thursday, and crews started pumping in the cement on Friday.
The April 20 blast killed 11 workers, and 206 million gallons of oil spewed.