FILE - This file image from video provided by BP PLC on June 6, 2010, shows oil leaking out of the well head around the capping device in the Gulf of Mexico. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the ... more 
FILE - This file image from video provided by BP PLC on June 6, 2010, shows oil leaking out of the well head around the capping device in the Gulf of Mexico. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal government's point man on the disaster, said Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, BP's well "is effectively dead." A permanent cement plug sealed BP's well nearly 2.5 miles below the sea floor in the Gulf of Mexico, five agonizing months after an explosion sank a drilling rig and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. less 
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Mon, Sep 20, 2010 3:00 AM EDT