BP agrees to show 'top kill' video

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 26 at 7:39 AM

 

WASHINGTON (AP) -- BP has agreed at the request of the Obama administration to show video of the "top kill" designed to choke off the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The company plans to try to execute the tricky procedure as early as dawn Wednesday. It's the latest attempt to plug the devastating oil leak.

The "top kill" involves force-feeding heavy drilling mud and cement onto the leak.

BP started showing live feed of the leak itself after pressure from the Obama administration. Lawmakers had said they had learned that the "top kill" procedure would not be shown.

The company said in a statement Tuesday that it will display the video. The decision came after discussions with the federal official overseeing the spill response, Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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