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Aug 11, 2010 3:30 PM by Melissa Canone

Thad Allen Starts to Finalize His Plans For Leaving Post

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government's point man on the oil
spill in the Gulf is starting to finalize his plans for leaving the
post.
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday he wants to
get several things done before he leaves and hopes to turn the job
over to someone else by the end of September.
Allen says first the oil well must be permanently sealed and
there must be no oil on the water for some time.
He also wants to see a long-term report on how the recovery will
take place and have someone in place to take over immediately.
Allen took over as national incident commander for the oil spill
on May 1.

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