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xxxxBP begins 'static kill' procedure on well

BP embarks on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down the throat of its blown-out well in a tactic known  as a "static kill."
/ Source: The Associated Press

BP embarked Tuesday on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down the throat of its blown-out well in a tactic known variously as "bullheading" or a "static kill."

"We're just waiting to get feedback from the experts who are looking at the data," Bolton said.