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      Oil-Spill Fight Bogs Down


      BP Says Stopgap Plan to Cap Well May Take Weeks; Weather Slows
      Effort to Limit Slick

      By BEN CASSELMAN, STEPHEN POWER And ANA CAMPOY

      VENICE, La.�Engineers prepared to try containing the gushing Gulf of
      Mexico oil well with giant underwater boxes and siphons, as seaside
      towns braced for landfall of a giant slick.

      BP PLC, the oil giant that leased the rig whose sinking last week caused
      the disaster, has failed in efforts using unmanned submarines to
      activate a shutoff device on the undersea well.

      A stopgap solution BP is planning�covering the well with containers and
      pumping the oil out�will take weeks to roll out and is untested at the
      one-mile depth of this well, however. BP said it would begin working
      this weekend on a permanent solution to the crisis, drilling a new hole
      to cut off the damaged well, but industry scientists said that could
      take months...








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