posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 10:20 PM
reply to post by Morpheas
Thanks, that's similar to what the TV news has been showing, and I started to mention it, BUT...
There shouldn't be any oil and methane in that pipe, just mud. I figure the cutoff valve is at the BOP (one diagram showed the kill valve being used
to pump the mud in). So, when they stop pumping mud they shut it off at the BOP so oil and methane couldn't fill that pipe even if it managed to get
by the mud. Maybe it's just a tiny amount, but if so I wonder if it would be a continuous leak.
If the mud is holding, do they start pumping concrete (or cement) tonight?
Actually, from the looks of it, they might as well just go straight for the bottom kill via relief well.