AP source: BP will show 'top kill' video
Tuesday, 25 May 2010 12:15
An Obama administration official says BP has agreed under
pressure to show a live feed of a procedure called a "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
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
The administration official who confirmed that BP had relented spoke on
condition of anonymity to disclose private discussions.