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Jul 19, 2010 4:47 PM by Melissa Canone

Officials Intend To Leave The Cork In Place For Now

WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil and gas are leaking from the cap on BP's
ruptured oil well, but federal officials intend to leave the cork
in place for now.
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says Monday afternoon that
the leaks are so far not a major concern.
He also says seepage about two miles away is likely not related
to the ruptured well.
Allen says if there was a quick rise in pressure, they would
open the well immediately to keep from creating leaks deep
underground.

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