Blowout preventer being retrieved in U.S. oil spill probe.
retrieved from a mile below the sea after it was detached from the Macondo
well, BP announced on Friday.
BP spokesman Daren Beaudo said there was no oil coming from the well. The
blown-out well led to a deadly platform explosion last April in the Gulf of
Mexico, off the Louisiana coast. The unleashed gusher became the worst
offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The 50-foot, 300-ton blowout preventer was not expected to reach the
surface of the gulf until Saturday. BP officials said they would replace the device with a working one, then
resume drilling a relief well to permanently plug the leak. A 12-member government evidence team will take possession of the blowout
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|Date:||Sep 4, 2010|
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