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BP begins ‘top kill’ method to try to plug gusher

BP on Wednesday launched its latest bid to plug the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico by force-feeding it heavy drilling mud, a maneuver known as a “top kill” that has never before been tried 5,000 feet underwater. The oil giant’s chief executive earlier gave the procedure a 60…

Congressman: BP to cut off live feed of oil spill

Oil may now be leaking through seabed floor, blogger says; Memo shows how BP calculates value of human life Update (at bottom): BP caves to Rep’s demand, will maintain live video feed for ‘top kill’ attempt The chairman of the House subcommittee on energy and the environment says that BP…

Hopes pinned on BP’s ‘dynamic kill’ to stop oil spill

US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar raised expectations Thursday of what he cast as BP’s make-or-break attempt to contain the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill by filling a ruptured well with mud. As crude oil spread through Louisiana’s fragile marshlands a month after a rig blast triggered the spill, BP…

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