BP spill: First relief well detects runaway Macondo well

07/05/2010
The first of two relief wells was within 16 ft horizontally of the runaway deepwater Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana on June 30, and drilling continued while Hurricane Alex approached Mexico, spill response spokesmen said.Rough weather associated with Alex halted skimming efforts on the oil spill, but the collection of leaking oil and gas was continued without interruption, said National Incident Commander and retired US Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen.The hurricane did delay preparations to expand collection capacity, Allen noted. On June 30, crews reported winds of 17-22 knots and 7-ft waves on the surface above the runaway well on Mississippi Canyon Block 252.Kent Wells, B...
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