September 17th, 2010
12:00 AM ET

Drilling on Gulf relief well is finished

Drilling has been completed on a relief well that intersects with the BP
well involved in the Gulf oil disaster.

Now that the wells intersect, BP will be able to inject massive amounts
of heavy mud - much heavier than the oil - from the new well into the old
well to complete the process of plugging it.


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  1. emanual; escabar

    Bout' time. But the GULF is destroyed now anyways and people still believe that it has been cleaned up thoroughly. Eat that seafood and poison your bloodstream. Out of sight, out of mind and hopefully the fool that declares it's 75% cleaned up already never rules the US again after 2012.

    September 17, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nick

      The Gulf is not destroyed.. quit being so dramatic. I've been there since the oil spill.

      September 17, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • ikantraed

      I'm not eatting out of that toxic site for a long, long time... Believe that!

      September 17, 2010 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
    • stan

      the ixtoc spill put almost as much crude into the gulf as mexico as the bp spill – and that was back in '79. if you think the gulf of mexico has been 'destroyed' by bp you are decades late.

      September 17, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
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      has the Press already forgot the 9/11 of the Gulf of Mexico???
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      September 17, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
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      the Earth could be KILLED by many (and large like oceans) oil spills http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-483473
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      September 17, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. theit

    Does anyone even remember the oil spill? It has been weeks and weeks, we Americans dont have memories that long. What Lady GaGa up to now?

    September 17, 2010 at 12:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. jakinak

    Imagine that, the people that supposedly couldn't do anything right, got it right!

    September 17, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jason

    Nick- perhaps you have not read about the dead zones, the massive wildlife kills just found, or the slick found lying on the bottom for at least two miles. The ecosystem has been seriously damaged here!

    September 17, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Gibson

      True there has been massive effects to wildlife, but just as in wildfire, the wildlife will return. There are actually species that will eat the oil, which are then eaten by other animals and so on. So while the oil spill was terrible, not all is lost

      September 17, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
    • DirtyBob

      The wildlife kills weren't just found, they just now tallied it all up.

      September 17, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
    • stan

      2 miles? two WHOLE miles?
      the gulf is six HUNDRED THOUSAND square miles in size. a few miles of oil and nuthin!

      September 17, 2010 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. chuck

    Greed has a high cost. I know a little about history and the united states days are numbered when this amount of corruption is seen as common place.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Samj

    It,s just pathetic dat such happened. But definitely evrytin wuld get cleaned up gradualy nd d ecosystem thre wuld get back 2 normal

    September 17, 2010 at 2:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. JimboReeves

    I do not eat any seafood any more, and would not vacation in the Gulf Of Texaco (SP) if you paid me. Corexic etc will likely be tied into future sickness for many many years. By by Destin

    September 17, 2010 at 2:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. JimboReeves

    BP = BarackPetroleum

    Here is proof from the fishermen themselves that the seafood is ruined

    September 17, 2010 at 3:02 am | Report abuse | Reply

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