Moving Towards The Kill

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 3:31pm

Weather delays next major step at oil spill site.

Bad weather has halted work at the Deepwater Horizon spill site.

Choppy seas were evident even a mile down in the Gulf of Mexico.

Crews will wait for the rough waters to subside before attempting to remove the capping structure and failed blowout preventer.

The blowout preventer is a key piece of evidence in determining what caused the rig explosion that killed eleven workers and unleashed over 200 million gallons of oil.

Bloomberg news is reporting that BP's own investigation found its employees misread pressure data from the well hours before it blew.

The company won't comment, but that report is due out late next week.

The final plugging of the well was supposed to start next week, but that, too, has been delayed by at least a few days.

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