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“Top kill” fails to stop flow of oil in Gulf of Mexico

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Despite golf balls, tires, 30,000 horsepower of pumps and 30,000 barrels of dense drilling mud chock full of barite, BP’s so-called "top kill" operation failed to stop the disastrous oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico and was abandoned on the afternoon of May 29. The idea was to muscle the oil back into the [...]

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“Top kill” goes on into the night [update]

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After a 16-hour pause to evaluate the effects of the "top kill" operation, BP plans to start pumping mud again this evening in an attempt to staunch the flow of oil from the MC 252 well in the Gulf of Mexico. In the meantime, "the well continues to flow," said BP chief operating officer Doug [...]

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Mud beats oil (so far) to stop Deepwater Horizon spill

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BP’s “top kill” effort has halted the flow of oil from the Mississippi Canyon 252 well, according to U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, national incident commander for the oil spill response. BP has yet to comment, however, noting only that “there are no significant events to report at this time,” according to a statement [...]

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