A Rarity in the Gulf- Success: BP Slices Pipe in Preparation for Cap

BP successfully cut the lower marine riser pipe at 10 a.m., using giant shears 5,000 feet below the surface of the sea, but it was a "more jagged cut" Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen told reporters, and therefore will be a looser fitting seal. Now a containment dome with a rubber seal will be lowered over the severed pipe. Allen called the cut a "significant step forward" and said the leak could be largely sealed today. This morning Allen told "GMA" that he hopes they will begin funneling oil...Full Story
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