No word yet on the success or lack of if yet on Operation Top Kill. In fact the efforts had to be suspended for 16 hours as the pump was restarted late on Thursday afternoon. Nothing went wrong it's just the engineers needing to monitor the mud to make sure it's doing what is should be doing. So how close is BP to stopping the leak nobody knows at this point it'll probably be another 24 to 48 hours.
Oh and the 5,000 barrels a day was dead wrong and I guess that's where the shaky math part comes into play. Apparently the true estimate is close to 19 million gallons of oil that has been spilled so far which trumps the Valdez. More on the continuing saga in the Gulf of Mexico tonight on ATN.