July 22, 2010 12:17 PM

Allen orders ships at BP well site to begin evacuation

Thad Allen Thursday night ordered BP to begin evacuating personnel from the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Bonnie. The evacuation is likely to delay the completion of a relief well. The last ships to leave would be those providing video monitoring of the sealed containment cap.

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