August 9th, 2010
10:49 AM ET

'One more run' for relief well before moving in for kill, Allen says

The disaster of epic proportions in the Gulf of Mexico still is on track to be resolved at the end of this week, according to the federal point man in the region.

Now, the solution lies in precision calculations of minute proportion, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Monday.

Allen said the closer of two relief wells alongside the capped, formerly gushing BP well in the Gulf was 17,909 feet deep and less than 100 feet from intercepting the main well. Over the previous 72 to 96 hours, he said, crews had twice drilled for 30 feet at a time, then backed out and put wire down the pipe to gauge the exact location relative to the main well.


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soundoff (One Response)

    Mission accomplished. Hurrah BP!!!!

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