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BP agrees to show live feed of 'top kill' effort to plug oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — BP has agreed at the request of the Obama administration to show video of the "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 latest 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 not be shown.The company said in a statement Tuesday that it will display the video. The decision came after discussions with the federal official overseeing the spill response, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, BP said."Throughout the extended top kill procedure — which may take up to two days to complete — very significant changes in the appearance of the flows at the seabed may be expected," BP said. "These will not provide a reliable indicat...

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