Admiral Thad Allen: BP Well No Longer ‘Threat’ to Gulf

The Macondo well, which spilled an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, has been secured and no longer constitutes “a threat,” a senior US official said Saturday.  “I’m very pleased to announce that with the new blow-out preventer on this well, the cement that was previously put into this well, that this well does not constitute a threat to the Gulf of Mexico at this point,” said Admiral Thad Allen, the US official overseeing the spill response.- AFP

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