BP Could Extend 'Top Kill' for 24-48 Hours

BP said Friday the 'top kill' procedure to plug the leak in the Gulf of Mexico could be extended for another 24 to 48 hours.
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said Friday the "top kill" procedure to plug the leak in the Gulf of Mexico could be extended for another 24 to 48 hours.

BP, in a statement on its Web site, said if the well is successfully "killed," it will then begin cementing operations to plug the leak.

A live video feed of the procedure, can be seen

here

.

As it has stated before, BP said Friday the top kill procedure "has never before been attempted at these depths and its ultimate success is uncertain. "

BP said the cost of the response to date amounts to about $930 million.

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has become the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

-- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York.

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