Thursday, July 15, 2010

Deepwater Horizon wild well tamed--for now

Updated to add screen shot from Skandi Neptune ROV.

On Day 86, at approximately 2:21pm CDT, all of the valves on BP's runaway Macondo well at the Deepwater Horizon were shut and the choke line engaged. The cap is holding for now, but it will be days before we know for sure if the well is under control for good.

It's been a bumpy, roller coaster of a ride since the April 20 tragedy, with days of horror followed by hope; days of hope followed by heartbreak. So I'm not breaking out the bubbly just yet.

But at least for now, we have some good news and a reason for optimism.

Gimme some feedback in the comments.