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Aug 31, 2010 3:29 PM by Melissa Canone

Friday Or Later Before Efforts In Gulf Can Resume

MYRTLE GROVE, La. (AP) - Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen
says it will be Friday or later before efforts can resume to remove
the failed blowout preventer from the deep water well that caused
the huge Gulf oil spill.
Allen told a news conference Tuesday in Myrtle Grove that high
seas continue to prevent the removal effort. And, he cautioned,
that the weather preventing removal of the cap and blowout
preventer could last into theNVIekend or beyond.
Allen, the head of the federal government's oil spill response,
made the remarks after touring marshes on the Plaquemines Parish
coast.
Parish President Billy Nungesser, who has harshly criticized the
federal response in the past, said Tuesday that the federal
government, local officials and BP all seem to be working on the
same page these days. Nungesser says great progress is being made
in the clean up effort.

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