Storm forces workers to leave BP spill site

Tropical storm Bonnie expected to delay work by 10-12 days

Workers building the relief well to permanently stop the BP oil leak are heading back to safety on shore today as Tropical Storm Bonnie blows west over Florida in the direction of the spill site. The leaking well has been capped for a week but officials say it’s only a temporary solution until the “static kill” procedure is performed or the relief well is completed. Bonnie is expected to delay work on the relief well for 10 to 12 days, making mid-August the new target for completion, says BP. The storm is expected to reach the well site late Saturday or early Sunday.

New York Times

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