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Congressman: BP Will Cut Video Feed For Top Kill

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A lawmaker says BP will cut off a live video feed of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill when it begins its attempts to cut off the leak by injecting heavy drilling mud into the well.

Democratic Congressman Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts says the company will shut off the video feed supplied by an underwater robot when it begins the so-called top kill maneuver it hopes to try Wednesday.

But BP spokesman John Curry said Tuesday he could not confirm Markey's statement. Markey says the move is "outrageous" and would block the public's access to a vital moment in the disaster. The well has gushed millions of gallons of oil into the ocean since an offshore oil rig exploded April 20.

 

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