September 19th, 2010
02:07 PM ET

Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says

U.S. officials formally declared an end to the worst oil spill in U.S. history Sunday, a milestone that followed nearly five months of dashed hopes and blistering criticism of nearly everyone involved.

Well owner BP began final cementing operations to permanently plug the blowout on Friday. Pressure tests conducted early Sunday confirmed the cement was holding, and the Interior Department agency that regulates offshore drilling pronounced the well dead at 5:54 a.m. (6:54 a.m. ET), former Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said in a statement issued Sunday morning.

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  1. Sarah

    PLEASE DONATE FOR PAKISTAN EMERGENCY DONATION & DOUBLE IT FROM CANADIAN GOVERNMENT BY Oct 3rd.
    CALL UNICEF CANADA 1-800-567-4483 OR UNICEF.CA
    $1, $2 OR MORE, EVERY $ COUNTS. THANKS IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY.

    September 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. okay

    If only they would plug that hole in Chile ! I'm sick of hearing about it !

    September 19, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. hoss

    Sarah stop pushing pakistan. how about we try to help the needy here. let allah worry about them

    September 20, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. If only...

    ..they could have permanently plugged it with Rush Lamebagh's head.

    September 20, 2010 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. KexL

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/09/building-sand-castles-floridas-beaches-illegal-feds-oilhunting-reporter/

    September 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |