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Gulf work to continue on Monday


NEW ORLEANS (WKOW) -- Monday the federal government will begin work to remove a temporary cap keeping oil from gushing out of BP's blown-out well in the Gulf.

The procedure needs to be done so they can raise a key piece of equipment from the seabed.

Crews will then raise out the failed blowout preventer.  That is a key piece of evidence to help determine what caused the rig explosion in April that then unleashed the gushing oil

The goal is to drill the final 50 feet of a relief well beginning Sept. 7. The relief well has been called the ultimate solution to plugging the well.

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