In his presser this morning, Adm. Allen announced that they are still trying to decide what to do about the relief well. Dithering seems a strong word, but I'm going to use it now.
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It looks like the "static kill" did the opposite of what BP and Allen had suggested. It certainly hasn't accelerated the relief well. To the contrary, it has caused interminable delays.
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (Associated Press) - Mud that was forced down a blown-out well was holding down the flow of oil at the bottom of the Gulf of Mex...
The oil spill 'static kill' attempt is officially underway, as BP seeks to plug the oil spill with mud and cement to stop flow once and for all.
I have now been listening to both BP and government representatives for two weeks explaining the static kill, and have yet to hear an intelligent, cogent argument for why they're doing this.
In the deep water, there is virtually no room for error, stupidity or bad design. Add hubris, and you get what we've been dealing with now for 100 days.
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