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‘Top kill’ stops oil leak says US Admiral...(Maybe?)

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posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:18 AM
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'Top kill' halts flow of oil and gas, admiral says

Engineers have succeeded in stopping the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing BP well, the federal government's top oil spill commander, Adm. Thad Allen, said Thursday morning.

The so-called "top kill" effort, launched Wednesday afternoon by industry and government engineers in Houston, has pumped enough drilling fluid to block all oil and gas from the well, Allen said. The pressure from the well is very low, but persistent, he said.

Once engineers have reduced the well pressure to zero, they will begin to pump cement into the hole to entomb the well. To help that effort, he said, engineers are also pumping some debris into the blowout preventer at the top of the well.



Let's hope he is right!

WOOT!

EDIT:

I'm reading some reports that the Admiral's statement is premature. Let's hope this is just cautionary.

Accordingly, I've edited the title of this thread to reflect the uncertainty.

[edit on 27-5-2010 by loam]




posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:19 AM
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I hope this is true!! But you forgot to add a link to your source
I'd like to pass it on to a thread on another forum, if you have it


edit- you have it
Cheers


edit again, the "live feed" shows that it's still pumping out oil, does this proove that the feed was on a loop to begin with?

[edit on 27/5/2010 by Acidtastic]



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:22 AM
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S+F from me, Loam


Anybody checking out the live feed?

Peace



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:24 AM
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This is surely great news. Let's hope they aren't exaggerating



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:26 AM
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Excellent news if true! However looking at the live feed, I still see in the corner of the screen the brown stuff gushing out...

Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Finger's crossed.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:26 AM
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For now....

-E-

P.S. Hope i'm wrong



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:27 AM
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Originally posted by operation mindcrime
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S+F from me, Loam


Anybody checking out the live feed?

Peace
Here's the live feed from BP
www.bp.com...

Still showing oil spilling out....



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:27 AM
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WTH?


I`m still seing something leaking.

www.bp.com...



[edit on 27/5/10 by sandri_90]



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:28 AM
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If this is true, it will certainly put a lot of recent conspiracy threads to rest. No nuke, no end of the world



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:29 AM
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Would be great news if its true, I have one question after reading the article, with the force of the oil and gas leaving the pipe isnt it going to erode the mud away very quicly unless its 100% capped?

When the MUD is gone they are back to square one.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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What you may be seeing is the drilling mud they pumped into the leak to stop the oil. They state that there is some pressure still in the well so the plug material will leak, and once they stop the oil itself they will encase the well in cement.

Then we'll bring the heads of BP up on charges. I wish...



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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apparently it will pump out mud until they're sure that the pressure is sorted out. maybe that's what the other thread was suggesting, where they said that it's just mud coming out now. But then, can we trust them?

edit to add link
news.yahoo.com...

[edit on 27/5/2010 by Acidtastic]



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:35 AM
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Great!

What a ridiculous learning process for stopping a deep water leak.

At least we know what to do right away (next time) instead of a month later.

Let's hope we do better with clean up.

[edit on 27-5-2010 by FearNoEvil]



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:38 AM
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I don't mean to put a dampner on this but COME ON PEOPLE are we really going to believe this crap I mean how many times have we been lied to over this? forgive me if I don't jump for joy just yet.

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Don't trust disney


[edit on 27-5-2010 by franspeakfree]



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:38 AM
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can we trust them?


This is ATS, we don't even trust Mickey Mouse!!!

I'll bet you this incident will get it's own forum on ATS. With lots of conspiracy to keep us entertained for years...

Peace



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:38 AM
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It's about freaking time.
Let's hope it hold. Man every time I heard about the disaster. It turned my stomach



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:39 AM
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So, its working for now. Why did it take this long to implement this solution? Should this have been the first line of assault on this leak?

Oh so many questions....

Conveniently, this news comes just in time for Obamas first press conference in nearly a year. Obama.... Our hero... I can see the hands in the air right now...

Coincidence??



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:40 AM
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Thank you!

I understand now.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:41 AM
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Thank Goodness I am hopefull this will work and disolve this part of the issue, now for the clean up....
S&F for the information update friend.



posted on May, 27 2010 @ 08:42 AM
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Did it stop it or slow it? It still looks like something is spewing out on the live feed.



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