BP Set to Admit ‘Top Kill’ Failed, Move to Next Plan

June 1st, 2010 by admin

NEWSCORE – A BP executive on Saturday said the company’s “top kill” attempt to plug the leak caused by the explosion of its Deepwater Horizon rig, the worst oil spill in U.S. history, was not successful and it is now considering other methods to plug the leak, the Times-Picayune reported.

A source said BP officials would announce the failure of the top kill attempt at a press briefing in Robert, La., at 4pm local time. The top kill method involves pumping heavy mud into the well to stop the oil from leaking.

It is expected that BP will announce that its next option to try to plug the leak will involve cutting off the leaking pipe to get a clean-cut surface, capping it and diverting the leak into another pipe.

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