奥巴马:阻止海湾漏油的长期斗争即将结束 Obama: Long Battle to Stop Gulf Oil Leak Coming to an End

04 August, 2010

美国总统奥巴马说,阻止墨西哥湾的原油泄露以及控制漏油扩散的长期斗争终于即将结束。

奥巴马星期三对堵住油井的最新努力看来取得成效的消息表示欢迎。

他说,政府部门的科学家表示, 海中的大部分漏油已经被清理掉。奥巴马还说,恢复工作还将继续,而且他的政府会对污染肇事人追究责任。

星期三公布的一个政府研究显示,大约75%泄漏到墨西哥湾的石油已经被收集、燃烧或是自然分解。

早些时候,英国石油公司表示,星期二开始的所谓“静态封井”取得成功。这次作业是把粘稠的泥浆注入油井,最终用水泥将它永久封死。

U.S. President Barack Obama says the long battle to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico and contain the oil is finally coming to an end.

Mr. Obama on Wednesday welcomed the news that the latest efforts to plug the well appear to be working.

He said government scientists say the vast majority of oil in the water is gone. Mr. Obama also said recovery efforts will continue and that his government will hold the polluters accountable.

A government study released Wednesday indicates that about 75 percent of the oil spilled into the Gulf has been collected, burned off or broken down by natural forces.

Earlier, oil company BP said the so-called "static kill" operation initiated Tuesday has been successful. The operation involves pumping heavy mud into the well, and eventually sealing it permanently with cement.