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BP: Top Kill Failed

May 29, 2010

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BP finally gave up attempts to stem the flow of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with the so-called top kill, and the company’s spokesman said in a press conference there is no guarantee the next step will work.

“After three full days of attempting top kill, we have been unable to overcome the flow from the well, so we think it’s time to move on to the next of the options …,” BP’s Doug Suttle said.

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