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Feds say well's not dead yet, more drilling needed

• AP

The government's point man on the crisis said Friday that the blown-out well is not securely plugged to his satisfaction and that the drilling of the relief well - long regarded as the only way to ensure that the hole at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico never leaks oil again - must go forward.

"The relief well will be finished," said retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen. "We will kill the well."