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Gulf Oil Leak Plugged? 611

RobHart writes "The LA Times is reporting that the Gulf oil leak appears to have been plugged by the 'top kill.' 'Thad Allen, who is coordinating the government response, says the well still has low pressure, but cement will be used to cap the well permanently as soon as the pressure hits zero.'"

Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!