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BP finally seals leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well

The ruptured well that has spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico has finally been sealed, US officials say.

A pressure test showed a cement plug put in place by BP to permanently "kill" the well was holding.

The worst offshore oil spill in US history began after the Deepwater Horizon rig blew up on 20 April, killing 11 workers and later sinking.

Bethany Bell reports.

  • 19 Sep 2010
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