BP's Macondo Well is Dead

by Justin Reis

BP's Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is dead after 205 million gallons of oil leaked from the end of April to mid-July. USA Today reportsthat National Incident Commander Thad Allen said, "The Macondo well poses no continuing threat to the Gulf."

The well along with two others will be destroyed while clean up efforts continue. A temporary cap was placed on the well in July until a permanent fix was decided upon.

Mud and cement filled the well causing a permanent plug, not allowing addional oil to be released.

President Obama called the death to the oil leak a "milestone" as this catastrophy will be marked in history as the worst offshore spill, mentioned by USA Today.

The New York Times reported
a pressure test by the Development Driller III that confirmed a tight seal with the concrete mixture stopping more oil and gas to leak.

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