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The oil has stopped but the damage has been done, for 2 ½ months the Gulf has been polluted with crude oil but today it seems that The Gulf oil spill has momentarily been stopped by the latest containment cap.

The containment cap is in place and the oil has stopped. The government estimated that  1.5 million gallons to 2.5 million gallons of oil a day are spewing from the well, with the new cap and the new containment vessel, the system will be capable of capturing 2.5 million gallons to 3.4 million gallons – essentially all the leaking oil.

Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said at a news briefing that oil stopped flowing into the water at 2:25 p.m. CDT after engineers gradually dialed down the amount of crude escaping through the last of three valves in the 75-ton cap.

‘I am very pleased that there’s no oil going into the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, I’m really excited there’s no oil going into the Gulf of Mexico,’ Wells said.

The stoppage came 85 days, 16 hours and 25 minutes after the first report April 20 of an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 workers and triggered the spill.

CLICK NEXT TO VIEW PICTURES OF THE DAMAGE THE OIL SPILL CAUSED

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