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BP May Decide Today to Move Ahead With Bottom Kill

BP (BP) and U.S. authorities may make the decision today to move ahead with the so-called bottom kill operation to finally seal the ruptured Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. The bottom kill would be a four-day process of pumping cement into the well from below, closing it off from the reservoir of oil that feeds it. The well has already been sealed from the top.