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BP halts oil capture due to storm

06-26-2010 09:03 BJT

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BP has announced that it will suspend oil-capture efforts over its blown-out well five days before the potential onset of gale-force winds in the Gulf of Mexico.

An approaching storm system over the western Caribbean Sea threatens to disrupt oil siphoning operations.

The U.S. Coast Guard, the top government branch overseeing the spill response, says it's closely watching the weather and will decide whether to switch to the new BP containment cap system within a week.

Meanwhile, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Gulf of Mexico coast on Tuesday to review efforts to counter the massive oil spill.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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