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Obama: BP oil cap 'good news' but work still to do

Barack Obama has described BP's successful efforts to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico as "good news".

It is hoped the cap will contain the oil until two new relief wells are finished.

The Prime Minister David Cameron has signalled that any compensation claimed for the spill by Americans must not damage the company long-term.

David Shukman reports.

  • 16 Jul 2010
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