BP attempts to contain oil spill with 100-ton dome

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Updated Saturday, May 8 at 1:58 PM

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO  -- Crews prepared Thursday to lower a 100-ton box they hoped would cut off most of the crude spewing from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, the urgency of their task underscored by oil that started washing up on delicate barrier islands.

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