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BP hopes “static kill” will work today

By Andy Rice 3 August 2010

BP is still hoping to attempt the first part of two operations to permanently plug the ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well today, despite technical difficulties in crucial tests. The company remains cautiously optimistic that "static kill", which basically involves pumping drilling mud down the well, will still work, though a hydraulic leak was detected in tests on Monday. Read more: Reuters

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State Capture

Ramaphosa: SSA’s Arthur Fraser precipitated constitutional crisis

By Marianne Thamm

There are more skin cancer cases related to tanning beds than there are lung cancer cases to smoking.

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