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  •  Update cementing supposedly stopped yesterday (6+ / 0-)

    http://online.wsj.com/...

    HOUSTON (Dow Jones)--BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) said Saturday it is waiting for the cement it pumped into the bottom of the Deepwater Horizon well to set before proceeding to test it.

    The company said in a statement that cementing operations, which are the final part of the effort to kill the well for good, finished on Friday at 8:30 p.m. CDT. The procedure involved flooding the gap between the well casing and the rock formation that surrounds it with cement.

    The company said earlier that the well would be completely sealed after the cement sets. That would mark the official end of the response effort to kill the well that spewed more than 4 million barrels of crude into the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the largest accidental marine oil spill in U.S. history.

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