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As oil slick hits other states, BP works to put cap over well
(CNN) – BP early Wednesday used robot submarines and a complex maneuver to stop the massive flow of crude oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.
The company appeared to be making its second cut into the undersea well's riser pipe, the initial steps toward placing a cap over the well that has spewed hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico every day since late April.
Meanwhile, rust-colored oil washed ashore on barrier islands off Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday as a beleaguered BP tried to stop the continued flow of the largest spill in U.S. history.
Doug Suttles, the company's chief operating officer, told CNN's "John King USA" Tuesday night that the latest procedure should collect the "vast majority" of the oil if it succeeds. Read more
Program Note: This morning we'll be joined by John Hofmeister, the former president of Shell Oil. He says the super-tanker solution has worked before and needs to be implemented now. And is another disaster looming in the Gulf? Experts say a similar accident on BP's Atlantis oil rig would make the Deepwater Horizon disaster look like a "hiccup." Our Carol Costello is following that story for us.
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