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BP aims to 'top kill' Gulf oil leak


BP says its operation to pump mud into a breached Gulf of Mexico oil well to try to stem the flow of oil caused by a rig explosion is going to plan.

The US government is backing the "top kill" procedure, which has never been tried at such a depth.

North America editor Mark Mardell discusses recent conditions.

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