Oil spill controlled
BP has released statements concerning the successful installation of a sealing cap that will help capture leaking oil and ultimately stop the flow. Pressure tests will be conducted throughout the day to ensure that the cap is performing well. While this marks the first seemingly successful attempt at capping the leak, BP states that the system has never been implemented at such depths. The temporary solution will prove vital in mitigating the damage that has left southern US states in economic and environmental ruins. Two relief wells are being drilled along the site and are considered to be the only way to stop the leak permanently. They are set to be completed in mid-August.