BP Close to Solution For Oil Leak?, AC360, July 14, 2010:
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Breaking news tonight: a high- pressure, high-stakes underwater operation that could -- could change everything for people here in the Gulf. ...
Engineers [are] preparing to shut the valves on that new cap on top of BP's leaking well -- in so many words, testing the plumbing in the cap and, crucially, in the thousands of feet of pipe below ground, the well casing.
If it holds, they will shut down the well. If it leaks, they will send oil to ships on the surface. But, if it -- if it doesn't work, there could be an underwater volcano of oil, with almost no way of stopping it. ...
This is a letter to BP from Massachusetts congressman Ed Markey. In it, he asks for just that information. Can the drill casing take it? Are there cracks on the seafloor? He sent the letter June 23. He's heard nothing since from BP about these issues.
And these are critical issues happening tonight.