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Jun 2, 2010 10:39 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Saw stuck in latest Gulf oil fix

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says crews are shooting chemical dispersants at oil that began leaking when a saw became stuck in the latest attempt to contain the Gulf oil gusher.

The saw snagged as it was cutting through a pipe on a busted well. Allen said Wednesday the goal is to free the saw and finish the cut later in the day. This is the second major cut in the effort to contain - not plug - the nation's worst spill.

Allen says the first cut with giant shears was successful overnight.

The best chance at plugging the leak involves a relief well that is at least two months from completion.

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