Aug 10, 2010 12:09 PM by Melissa Canone
The government's point man for the oil spill in the Gulf of
Mexico says crews drilling a relief well to permanently stop the
oil will suspend their work until storms pass.
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says the suspension could
delay completion of the relief well by two or three days.
Crews will pop in a temporary plug to keep what they've drilled
so far safe, but they won't have to remove the drill or send
workers back to land. They have about 30 feet left to drill.
Finishing the new well and sealing the broken one with mud and
cement should be the final act of the three-month oil spill drama
that has upended the lives of fishermen and others along the Gulf