May 6th, 2010
11:19 AM ET

How dome will cap oil spill

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

CNN Wire Staff

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A four-story containment vessel arrived Thursday morning at the site of the Gulf of Mexico's gushing oil well, according to a spokesman for BP.

BP will attempt to lower the container onto a ruptured deep-water pipe later in the day, spokesman Mark Salt said.

"If all goes according to plan, we should begin the process of processing the fluid and stop the spilling to the sea on Monday," said Doug Suttles, BP's chief operating officer.

But he added: "It's very complex, and it will likely have challenges along the way."

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