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‘Top Kill’ effort begins in the Gulf


BP started it’s ‘top kill’ procedure today as its latest efforts to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosionlast month. This procedure uses mud to slow the flow of oil into the ocean from the oil well and then pumps concrete unto the well, sealing-off the oil’s exit. BP says that they will know in the next few days if the procedure has worked.

Check out a video explaining the ‘top kill’ procedure here.

For those who haven’t seen it yet, below is a video taken by the US Coast Guard of the post-explosion fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

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