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Gulf oil flow stoppage is just a first step in BP cleanup

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After spewing oil for 87 days into the Gulf of Mexico, the runaway oil well was finally brought under control as BP engineers closed all the valves on the new cap installed this week.

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It is really the first major positive development to occur in nearly three months, which has been a long time coming.

The positive step is by no means the end of the worst oil spill in American history. There will be many hurdles to clear before this ruptured well can be killed completely.

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