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BP’s Plan B

If the “top kill” strategy doesn’t work tomorrow, BP’s plan is a smaller containment dome:

COVINGTON, La. — BP PLC officials say that if their high-stakes attempt to plug the leaking Gulf of Mexico well by injecting heavy drilling mud into it fails they will likely try to cap it with a small containment dome.

BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said Monday engineers were working furiously to prepare to launch the massive “top kill” maneuver Wednesday.

But Suttles says it’s not a guaranteed success and crews are already working on a backup plan to fit a small dome atop the leaking well and then pump the oil to the surface. He said engineers are also exploring other options, such as injecting assorted junk into the well to halt the spread of the oil.

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