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BP gets go ahead for relief well

4 years ago September 10, 2010 Sep 10, 2010 Friday, September 10 2010 Friday, September 10, 2010 10:37:19 AM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

BP was given the green light by the federal government to move forward with drilling the relief well in the Gulf of Mexico.  Friday morning, Admiral Thad Allen told engineers to finish technical steps, and then start drilling.

"Proceed with an evaluation," Allen wrote to BP Chief Managing Director Bob Dudley, then "commence completion of the Development Driller III relief well to intercept the Macondo well."

BP had hoped to finish drilling the relief well by the middle of September.

After the well is drilled, crews will pump mud and cement into the well, sealing it off for good.

The Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20, killing 11 workers in the Gulf of Mexico.  The federal government is investigating the accident.

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