Gulf Oil Well Kill
The permanent kill of the oil well is set to begin.
Out at the well overnight are last minute preparations, which could by tonight have hundreds of barrels of mud flowing into and filling the leaking well.
National Incident Commander Thad Allen said, "There is a sequence of events that has to be followed before they can actually start pumping mud into the capping stack itself."
Mud will pour in from the top, the so-called static kill, followed by a bottom kill through the relief well in about a week.
In Louisiana's bayous this weekend, there were signs of a new beginning.
BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said, “I would eat their food, the seafood out of the Gulf here, and I would feed it to my family."
But for those who live here, the spill is still a dark stain on everything. Their biggest fear now is being forgotten as work moves forward on the permanent kill.
Captain Mike Frenette from Venice, Louisiana said, "There's all this millions of oil beneath surface I guarantee you… fly around it may not look that bad but in next couple years we got some work to do."
Work they are now bracing for...even as they pray that this could really be the week that brings them one huge step closer to the end.