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BP officials expect a permanent sealing of oil leak within weeks

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Three months into the coastal crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government's spill chief says a relief tunnel should finally reach BP's broken well by the weekend.

This means the gusher could be snuffed out for good within the next two weeks.

After several days of concern about the well's stability, engineers concluded that the risk of a bigger blowout was minimal and they are getting closer to permanently sealing the leak.

Meantime, reports out of London Wednesday morning suggest that BP's CEO, Tony Hayward , will step-down within the next ten weeks as part of the company's plan to rebuild its image.

BP officials deny the report.

They say Haywood is still "very much in charge."

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