Feds: “We’re not out of the woods yet”; Need to ensure no leakage “beneath the seafloor”

Bloomberg reports today that BP has completed a cement plug “at the top” of its blown-out well.

The article reviews statements by two of the top federal officials in the Gulf:

National Incident Commander Thad Allen said the next step is the bottom plug which, is needed to ensure there is no leakage inside the 13,000-foot-long well bore beneath the seafloor,  said yesterday.

Paul Zukunft, the federal on-scene coordinator, said, “Even with the static kill, to me, as the federal on-scene coordinator, that does not buy me the full assurance that that well is permanently shut-in. We’re not out of the woods yet.”

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