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BP has finished pumping cement into the top of its damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well as part of its "static kill" procedure.
The move comes the day after it was announced that almost three-quarters of the oil spilled had been broken down by natural forces or cleaned up.
Oil leaked into the Gulf from 20 April when the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion killed 11 workers. The flow was stopped on 15 July.
Work on a relief well can now continue.
Cementing through the top of the well is complementary to a "bottom kill" that will be carried out soon.
The cementing of the well "will virtually assure that there will be no chance of oil leaking into the environment", US oil spill response commander Thad Allen told reporters.
Originally posted by wcitizen
reply to post by GideonHM
The BP explanation is totally ludicrous - it's impossible that all that oil has already been dealt with by natural causes.
More evidence to me that they have played this whole scenario in pursuit of their own heinous agenda.