Citing word from the federal government's top oil-spill commander, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, The Los Angeles Times is today reporting that engineers have stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing BP well. About 7 a.m., The LA Times was the first to report the initial stage of success: 
The "top kill" effort, launched Wednesday afternoon by industry and government engineers, had pumped enough drilling fluid to block oil and gas spewing from the well, Allen said. The pressure from the well was very low, he said, but persisting.
Once engineers had reduced the well pressure to zero, they were to begin pumping cement into the hole to entomb the well. To help in that effort, he said, engineers also were pumping some debris into the blowout preventer at the top of the well.

Read ThLA Times story here.

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