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Oil Gushes Unchecked After Problem With Cap On Damaged BP Well

BP has removed the cap that was partially capturing oil on the broken well head this morning after an underwater robot bumped into the venting system. According to Adm. Thad Allen of the US Coast Guard, the oil and gas flowing through the broken blowout preventer will gush unchecked by the cap until they can put it back.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Coast Guard says BP has been forced to remove a cap that was containing some of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says an underwater robot bumped into the venting system. That sent gas rising through vent that carries warm water down to prevent ice-like crystals from forming in the cap. Allen says the cap has been removed and crews are checking to see if crystals have formed before putting it back on.
A live video feed of twelve cameras on the damaged well is available at this link: