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Good evening I'm -- -- and this is a Fox News alert for the first time since April there appears to be no oil gushing out of the broken well.
In the Gulf of Mexico -- you look lie BP engineers are at this moment.
Testing their latest attack that capping the leak.
We have busting coverage tonight senior White House correspondent Major Garrett has administration reaction to this news but we begin.
The correspondent Jonathan Serrie who is monitoring progress from grand isle Louisiana tonight.
Good evening -- -- he is offering no guarantees but today's developments offer at least a glimmer of hope.
-- no additional oil may leak into the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon after repairing a leak on the new cap on top of the well.
BP -- pressure tests.
These tests involved slowly closing valves on the cap and measuring the oil pressure the builds up inside.
It was just a couple hours into those tasks that BP senior vice president Kent wells.
Was able to make this announcement.
The official time the -- being fully closed which meant that well police end.
Is approximately 225 this afternoon.
And -- of that time.
There is -- little oil going into the Gulf of Mexico.
Over 48 hour period BP and federal officials will monitor -- levels inside the well to determine.
Whether -- -- can be used as a temporary plug.
Thad Allen national incident command -- clarified that that -- would likely.
Only be used during hurricane for rough seas when collection ships would have to leave the area.
But during a fair weather the cap would likely serve nearly as a conduit.
Channeling the oil through pipes to ships on the surface but.
Even that process in theory could be done without spilling additional oil.
Gulf Coast residents greeted the news with a mixture of hope and frustration -- I'm very happy.
Like I've said.
Now we can see the light at the end of that tunnel is common is -- brighter and brighter.
Well -- there's just a lot of cleanup -- in the gulf and keep it need to keep it vessels of opportunity going and keep it clean up this.
This is still going to be a lot of sea life affected by it.
This afternoon's developments are certainly welcome news but the tests are far from over over the next two days technicians will be monitoring.
Those oil levels in six hour increments to determine.
Whether that -- is capable of holding back all that oil.
5000 feet under the sea -- There's so far Jonathan Serrie live and work grand -- tonight -- thank you let's get reaction now from the Obama administration.
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