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BP Well - Sealed

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BP Well - Sealed

Yesterday, after 5 months of uncertainty the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico has been sealed and declared 'dead'.  A plug to seal the well was put in place and yesterday the well was declared no further threat.  Now liability has to be resolved and this could take years.  So far BP has paid over $8 billion in cleanup costs and set a further $20 billion aside for compensation.
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Re: BP Well - Sealed

I wonder what they sealed in there ... water?
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Re: BP Well - Sealed

The cap is concrete.  We saw it on TV over here.  Guess there will be a lot of water in the well also.  There's speculation that BP will be making another attempt at getting the oil up but I think there will be a lot of opposition to that.
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Re: BP Well - Sealed

@artmo, thanks for the BP link, was wondering what had happened to the Well
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Re: BP Well - Sealed

BP are spending a lot of money on PR here in the States at present to try to get their good reputation back.  They are taking full page ads in a lot of papers as well as radio and TV ads.  It seems to be having a positive effect on their image so far.