BP Oil Well Declared 'Dead', World Mourns
Today's must-read obituary:
After a weekend of pouring cement into the base of the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, pressure tests conducted early Sunday confirmed the seal was holding, former Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said announced. The Interior Department agency that regulates offshore drilling pronounced the well dead at 5:54 a.m. (6:54 a.m. ET), Allen said in a written statement.
The BP oil well is survived by a whole bunch of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, and Tony Hayward. R.I.P.