CNN Wire Staff
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"The task that's laid out before us is very clear right now," the man in charge of the federal Gulf of Mexico oil crisis response said Tuesday.
"We have absolute priorities," retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said, "on killing the well, maintaining the recovery, making sure the oil is all removed and making sure the beaches are cleaned up and that the commitment by BP to the people is met."
Crews are back on track to permanently shut down BP's once-gushing wellhead in the next few weeks, if setbacks are avoided and weather permits.
Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
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