WALL STREET JOURNAL – BP PLC successfully inserted a tube into the broken pipe leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, a person close to the containment operation said, increasing the chances that the company will be able to siphon off much of the oil now gushing into the sea. The tube is designed to capture a large part of the oil spewing from the pipe and direct it securely to a ship on the surface.
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