US govt: 'No premature celebration' on BP oil seal
BP says that the first phase of a procedure to permanently seal its underwater well in the Gulf of Mexico has been a success.
The process, known as a 'static kill', involves forcing a mixture of mud and concrete into the blown-out well to permanently seal it.
Speaking on Tuesday, US government's oil-spill response chief Thad Allen welcomed reports the seal was working, but warned against "premature celebration", adding there was still much clear-up work to do.
04 Aug 2010
- From the section US & Canada