Gulf Oil Disaster Now A Waiting Game To See If Procedure Works

Posted By on May 28, 2010

WASHINGTON – BP’s chief executive cautioned Friday that it will be two more days before anyone knows if the latest fix attempt will stop the oil spewing into the sea, and President Barack Obama arrived on the Gulf Coast to tell residents they are not alone in dealing with it.

The New York Times reported that BP’s renewed efforts at plugging the flow of oil from stalled again on Friday, and that the company suspended pumping operations for the second time in two days. The newspaper quoted a technician involved with the response effort who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the efforts.

BP has been pumping mud into the well to stop the flow of oil, then seal it with cement. But the company suspended pumping operations at 2:30 a.m. Friday, the technician said.

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