BP Installs New Containment Cap on Leaking Gulf Well

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

British petroleum giant BP has successfully lowered a new and better fitting containment cap onto a well that has been gushing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 84 days. Pending the result of tests being conducted today and the closing of several vents on the cap, the spill could be halted as early as this week.

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