Effort to contain Gulf oil stalls with stuck saw

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By Kevin McGill
Associated Press
Wednesday, June 2, 2010; 10:07 AM

SCHRIEVER, La. -- Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen is saying that a saw has become stuck as it was cutting through a pipe on a busted well, stalling the latest attempt to contain the Gulf oil gusher.

Allen said Wednesday the goal is to free the saw and finish the cut later in the day. This is the second major cut in the effort to contain -- not plug -- the nation's worst spill.

Allen says the first cut with giant shears was successful overnight.

The best chance at plugging the leak involves a relief well that is at least two months from completion.

Story will be updated.


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