If “top kill” doesn’t work, they’ve wasted a really good name

BP starts ‘top kill’ operation:

The procedure involves injecting heavy drilling fluids into the broken well via the blowout preventer, the shut-off valve that stands on the seabed. BP said it started pumping at around 1 p.m. local time and the operation is continuing.

Much is riding on the procedure, which has never before been attempted at such depths. Success could mark a turning point for BP and its beleaguered chief executive, Tony Hayward, who has been pilloried in public for his company’s handling of the spill.

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