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Stop It!

Satellite image of natural oil seeps in the Gulf of Mexico by Jesse Allen, NASA.
Satellite image of natural oil seeps in the Gulf of Mexico by Jesse Allen, NASA.

Lets hope the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster stoppage lasts, but, according to the Telegraph, "oil stopped flowing into the water at 2:25pm local time after engineers gradually reduced the amount of crude escaping through the last of three valves in the 75-ton cap." That information was relayed to media through BP Vice President Kent Wells.

You can watch video of under the ocean at Deepwater Horizon Response's website and the New York Times has this really depressing interactive map of the effects.

The current cap is, apparently, not a permanent fix but it's better than the millions of barrels of oil that have already oozed into the ocean.