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BP engineers have placed a cap on their leaky pipe a mile under the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. When you look at the underwater live video feed you may be wondering why it looks like oil still spewing from the damaged well. That's because BP says it's now working to close four vents in the cap where oil is still escaping.
Today during his third trip to Louisiana, President Obama said it's "way too early to be optimistic" about the effort. Officials should know if it's a success or failure in the next 24 to 48 hours, he said.
Meanwhile, the oil is heading farther east along the Florida panhandle. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said oil could be onshore in Destin by Saturday afternoon.
BP said today it's promising a second-round of $5,000 compensation payments for fishermen. But, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is wondering why his state hasn't been paid yet for the dredging berms to protect marshes and barrier islands.
"Our people deserve to be fully compensated for their losses. Instead of BP shelling out $50 million on an ad campaign that promises to do good work in responding to this spill, BP should just focus on actually doing a good job and spend the $50 million on assistance to our people, our industries and our communities that are suffering as a result of this ongoing spill," Jindal said in a news release.
Pres. Obama also blasted BP for its $50 million PR offensive. We'll have that on the program for you.
You'll also hear from workers who survived the rig explosion 46 days ago. Don't miss Anderson exclusive interview.
The men share what happened to them on April 20th when 11 of their co-workers died in the blast.
We'll also have the latest comment from BP CEO Tony Hayward that shocked some today. A message about "sticks and stones." Randi Kaye has an up close look at the man who's in charge of the BP and under fire.
Join us for the latest on the oil disaster starting at 10 p.m. ET on CNN. See you then.
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