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BP to deploy smaller containment dome this week- CEO

HOUSTON, May 10 (Reuters) - BP Plc will attempt to place a smaller containment dome over a blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico to trap a gusher of oil that endangers the U.S. Gulf Coast, the company's chief executive said on Monday. The so-called "top hat" could be in place within 72 hours, chief executive Tony Hayward told reporters at a briefing. (Reporting by Anna Driver, editing by Jackie Frank) Keywords: OIL RIG/BP CONTAINMENT (chris.baltimore@thomsonreuters.com; + 713 210 8500; Reuters Messaging: chris.baltimore.reuters.com@reuters.net) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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