Waiting For The Kill

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 1:42pm

Minor leak delays procedure designed to seal oil well.

There has been another delay in the effort to permanently plug the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico.

After fixing a hydraulic leak that triggered the delay, officials are moving forward on the the final test before starting the static kill.

The static kill is expected to start sometime tuesday afternoon and will push heavy mud into the blow out preventer, driving the oil back into the reservoir.

The bottom line for those along the coast may still be just how much oil has already flowed.

The leak is now officially the largest accidental oil spill in history, with more than 200 million gallons released.
 

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