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August 2nd, 2010
11:14 AM ET

Watch the static kill demonstration

One of two efforts to seal the ruptured BP oil well in the Gulf once and for all could begin as early as Monday night, officials said.

The "static kill" involves pouring mud and cement into the well from above - a process that had been delayed while debris from a tropical storm was cleared out.

It will be followed by a final "bottom kill" after a relief well intercepts the crippled well - a step estimated to start about five to seven days after the static kill is complete.

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