BP finally caps oil leak

On Thursday BP finally capped off the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. 85 days and up to 184 million gallons of oil after the crisis unfolded BP have finally gained control over one of America’s biggest environmental catastrophes by placing a carefully fitted cap over a runaway geyser that has been gushing crude oil into the ocean since April. Although the cap is only a temporary fix, the accomplishment was greeted with hope, and high expectations. “It’s a great sight,” said BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles, who immediately urged caution. The flow, he said, could resume. “It’s far from the finish line… It’s not the time to celebrate.” Engineers will monitor pressure gauges and watch for signs of leaks elsewhere in the well.