Feds Claim Gulf Oil Spill Has Stopped
Federal officials are saying that it appears that the "top kill" attempt to plug the spewing oil will in the Gulf may have indeed worked.
The flow of oil from the broken well in the Gulf of Mexico has stopped, the U.S. incident commander Admiral Thad Allen claimed Friday, but BP warned it would be a further 48 hours before it was known whether the "top kill" procedure had been successful. The next 12 to 18 hours would be "very critical" in the effort to stop the gusher which has caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history, Allen said on ABC's Good Morning America show. BP's CEO Tony Hayward told NBC's TODAY show that the top kill attempt, which involves shooting heavy drilling mud into the blown-out well 5,000 feet underwater, was "proceeding pretty well according to plan."President Obama is in Louisiana today to inspect the damage already done to the wetlands.