Aug 12, 2010 6:01 PM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tests are under way to determine whether BP's
broken well in the Gulf of Mexico has already been plugged for
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the Obama administration's
point man on the spill, says the tests should be finished and
analyzed by early Friday.
The tests are checking pressure inside the well. Last month, a
temporary cap on the gusher stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf.
Mud and cement that was pumped in from above after the cap was
attached may have effectively sealed the well for good.
If so, Allen says there's no need to continue work on plugging
the well from below.