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British Petroleum met in emergency borehole operation "top kill".
In a well drilling mud pumped through pipes over a length of 1,5 km.
British company British Petroleum has made another attempt to stop the leakage of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
Operation "top kill" a success - oil ceased to flow into the ocean.
Under the new plan the amount of oil spill from the emergency first hole cut through the mud. Then it was just flooded with cement. After 24 hours you can speak with confidence about the new attempt yielded results. While it is not clear whether the will to contain hydrocarbons in a rather long time required for sealing wells.
Since such an operation never before performed on such a great depth (over a mile), experts of British Petroleum's working on a new dome, which should allow to pump oil. The first 100-ton dome was installed on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico in early May, but in connection with the discovery on the inner surface of the construction of flammable hydrates, it had to raise.
attempts to stop the leakage of oil in the Gulf of Mexico have been going on for a month. During this time the sea has got more than 7 million gallons of oil (26 million liters). Oil spill has already caused damage to Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and states facing environmental catastrophe.