BP seats cap on blown-out Gulf well as oil still spews

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A cap has been seated atop a blown-out Gulf well but the volcano of oil obscured it from view early Friday making it impossible to tell if BP's latest attempt to curtail the nation's worst spill was having any success.

Robots a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico positioned the lid over
the main pipe on the leaking well on Thursday night. Video footage,
though, showed that the oil seemed unimpeded. A BP spokesman said
he had no immediate information on whether the cap was successfully

If the idea fails, the best chance is probably a relief well,
which is at least two months away.

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