Effort to contain Gulf oil stalls with stuck saw
(AP) - Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says crews areshooting chemical dispersants at oil that began leaking when a sawbecame stuck in the latest attempt to contain the Gulf oil gusher.
The saw snagged as it was cutting through a pipe on a bustedwell. Allen said Wednesday the goal is to free the saw and finishthe cut later in the day.
This is the second major cut in the effort to contain - not plug- the nation's worst spill.
Allen says the first cut with giant shears was successfulovernight.
The best chance at plugging the leak involves a relief well thatis at least two months from completion.