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(From The Journal)
BP's chairman defended his company's safety record last night and said "a failed piece of equipment" was to blame for a massive oil spill along the Gulf Coast of America.
Lamar McKay told ABC's This Week that he could not say when the well a mile beneath the sea might be plugged. But he believed a dome that could be placed over the well is expected to be deployed in six to eight days.
He said BP officials were still working to activate a "blow-out preventer" mechanism meant to seal off the geyser of oil. "And as you can imagine, this is like doing open-heart surgery at 5,000ft, in the dark with robot-controlled submarines," he said.…