Gotta love that New York Times headline. The paper doesn’t trust BP’s claims anymore, even while reporting “Live feeds of video images from the undersea well clearly showed that the release of oil had had been completely halted”
I’ve seen some slight misreporting that the gusher is 100% capped for good. Apparently not:
“We’re encouraged by this development, but this isn’t over,”, the retired Coast Guard admiral who is overseeing the federal response to the spill, said in a statement on Thursday.
“It remains likely that we will return to the containment process using this new stacking cap connected to the risers to attempt to collect up to 80,000 barrels of oil per day until the relief well is completed.”
Too bad they hadn’t been required to pre-build and pre-position this system before getting their permit in the first place.
They say experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. Well, we got 180,000,000 gallons of experience.