August 5th, 2010
08:54 PM ET

Allen: Static kill will 'virtually assure' no more oil leak

BP finished pouring cement down its crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday in an operation known as a "static kill," completing the job earlier than expected.

The government official overseeing the effort is sounding increasingly optimistic that the end is in sight in the drive to seal the well once and for all.

BP began pouring cement into its undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 a.m. ET Thursday, and it finished pouring it at 3:15 p.m. That followed 2,300 barrels of heavy drilling mud, poured down from a ship on the surface Tuesday.

Before word came that the cementing had been completed, retired Adm. Thad Allen said the development would amount to a "significant milestone" in the long-running fight against the BP oil spill.

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  1. Bubba Gump

    The Dispersants made the oil sink to the bottom!!!
    OUT OF SITE OUT OF MIND and soon to be in your
    Stomach as you buy Gulf Sea Food!!
    the Shrimp are already loaded with Prozac from water run-off!!!!

    August 6, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • BreakingNewsBlog.us

      I would like to apologize to the American people for being such a moron these past few weeks!!

      I would also like to personally congratulate BP for solving this crisis. While they were not quick to respond at first, they have stepped up their game tremendously, and with the help of the federal government, I am very happy to see that this crisis has come to an end. While work will continue for many months, I think it is safe to say...

      MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

      August 6, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BreakingNewsBlog.us

    I would like to apologize to the American people for being such a moron these past few weeks.

    I would also like to personally congratulate BP for solving this crisis. While they were not quick to respond at first, they have stepped up their game tremendously, and with the help of the federal government, I am very happy to see that this crisis has come to an end. While work will continue for many months, I think it is safe to say...

    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

    August 6, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. statickillorpoisonedfoodchain

    ..now that enough oil and gene-altering contaminants have been allowed/infused into the food chain we must now look at ways of solving an 'impending' health crisis c/o BP...maybe we can start by 'dissecting' some species and find out to what extend the DNA has been affected/weakened etc...

    August 6, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. agent

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s85VfbfVz8

    August 7, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |