"Relief well and bottom-kill procedures," reports Bloomberg, "Are suspended until the company completes an analysis of complications that might result in a new oil leak."
According to the article, BP released a statement yesterday, “The National Incident Commander has requested further analysis to mitigate possible risks of a bottom kill procedure.”
The report adds that U.S. officials "fear" that "new leaks may form, when the company pumps in more mud and cement into the bottom of the well for the final plug."
Read the article here: BP's Relief-Well Effort Delayed by U.S. Concerns Over Risk of Oil Release, Bloomberg, August 16, 2010