BP: It May Be Sunday or Later Before Result of "Top Kill" is Known

ROBERT, La. (AP) - BP is warning it could be Sunday or later
before it knows if efforts to plug the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico
are successful.

An image from a live video feed the oil plume is seen on the BP.com website early Wednesday, May 26, 2010. The oil company planned a "top kill" designed to choke off the gusher of oil at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico by force-feeding it heavy drilling mud and cement early Wednesday May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/BP.com)

ROBERT, La. (AP) - BP is warning it could be Sunday or later
before it knows if efforts to plug the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico
are successful.

Scientists caution against drawing conclusions from the spillcam
coverage, but they say it appears BP is gaining ground.

Chief operating officer Doug Suttles says the top kill is going
basically as planned, though the pumping of heavy drilling mud has
been stopped several times. Suttles says it's important not to read
too much into the pauses.

BP hopes the mud will choke the well. Suttles also says the
company has shot assorted junk into the well.

An April 20 explosion on the oil rig caused the biggest oil
spill in U.S. history

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


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