But Only Temporarily: It’s A Test
The oil has stopped. For now.
After 85 days and up to 184 million gallons, BP finally gained control over one of America’s biggest environmental catastrophes Thursday by placing a carefully fitted cap over a runaway geyser that has been gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico since early spring.
Though a temporary fix, the accomplishment was greeted with hope, high expectations – and, in many cases along the beleaguered coastline, disbelief.
From one Gulf Coast resident came this: “Hallelujah.” And from another: “I got to see it to believe it,” according to the AP.
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