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BP pins its hopes on two-pronged strategy

As it attempts to plug leak, feds OK more aggressive use of dispersants
BP worked on Friday to thread a mile-deep needle it hopes will help sew up a massive oil spill, and it received federal approval to inject chemical dispersants at the site of the leaking well in an attempt to dissolve the crude before it can rise and further threaten shorelines.

Those fighting the spill hope they can contain it with smaller volumes of dispersant chemicals by applying them directly into the plume of leaking oil, breaking it down at the source, rather than by spraying over the slick on the Gulf of Mexico's surface.

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