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BP: Mud seems to work

LONDON (AP) - BP says it has reached the "desired outcome" in
a procedure in which it pumped mud down the throat of the blown-out
well that is leaking in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP spokeswoman Sheila Williams says the mud is holding the oil
down.

BP PLC began pumping Tuesday in an effort called a "static
kill." The static kill - also known as bullheading - involves
slowly pumping the mud from a ship down lines running to the top of
the ruptured well a mile below. BP has said that may be enough by
itself to seal the well.

The company said Wednesday that the well pressure was being
controlled, "which is the desired outcome of the static kill
procedure carried out yesterday."

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


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