A procedure designed to seal a leaking oil well, whereby large amounts of a material heavier than the oil, e.g. mud, are pumped into the affected well.
- The pipes were initially installed several weeks ago for the "top kill" procedure, which was unsuccessful.
- BP is focusing on its top kill strategy now.
- If BP's top kill method to plug the oil leak doesn't work, we're looking at what other options might be available.
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