August 4th, 2010
09:13 AM ET

'Final kill' of damaged Gulf oil well may be at hand

A top Obama administration official said Wednesday the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico is "turning a corner," with the "vast majority" of the oil now gone and the procedure to permanently seal BP's crippled well apparently working.

"We definitely are making progress. The oil hasn't been leaking for some time," Carol Browner, director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, told CNN's "American Morning." "The static kill is going well, but ultimately, it's the relief wells we ordered drilled that will be the 'final kill-kill.' Probably, in the next 10 to 14 days that will be done, but (it was) an important step last night."

"Our scientists and external scientists believe that the vast majority of the oil has now been contained. It's been skimmed. Mother Nature has done its part. It's evaporated. And so, I think we're turning a corner here," Browner added.

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  1. Berith Belial

    Horse manure!

    Magically gone huh... what a bunch of crock.

    August 4, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
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      DON'T FORGET, THAT, THIS DISASTER; WOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED NEARLY ENTIRELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      it's strange that, the Press, STILL don't talk about it !!!
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      August 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cathy

    It appears that BP is trying hard to convince us that the major part of the cleanup is complete. What is forgotten is that there is oil on the seabed that can't be seen and which will cause environmental damage to the habitat of fauna and flora for years to come.

    August 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tony Singh

    The disappearing oil JUST WANT TO SAY HOW GOD WORKS AND HOW THE EARTH TAKES CARE OF ITSELF DO NOT MESS WITH THE POWER OF GOD AND THE POWER OF NATURE, THIS WAS NOT MAGIC AND DONT TRY TO GET A LOGICAL ANSWER EITHER

    August 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Emily Catherine

    I'm tired of hearing this. This story should just say 'Well still not sealed'. Get back to us when something actually changes and stop reporting that someone may do something soon.

    August 4, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |