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In First Success, Tube Captures Leaking Gulf Oil

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After more than three weeks of efforts to stop a gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, BP engineers achieved some success on Sunday when they used a milelong pipe to capture some of the oil and divert it to a drill ship on the surface some 5,000 feet above the wellhead, company officials said. After two false starts, engineers successfully inserted a narrow tube into the damaged pipe.

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