May 16, 2010 2:54 PM

BP finally connects mile-long pipe to begin capping oil spill

Oil giant BP succeeded Sunday in connecting a mile-long pipe to a 4-inch "insertion tube" inside a 21-inch pipe that is the source of most of the crude oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. But BP officials said they do not know how much of the oil is being captured by the 4-inch pipe, though the called the "insertion tube" an "an important step" toward capping the massive spill.

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