Watch Animation of the Oil Leak Top Kill Technique

BY Carolyn O'Hara  May 26, 2010 at 2:33 PM EDT

Deepwater Horizon Unified Command has released this animation of the top kill technique that BP will begin Wednesday. You can watch a live feed of the top kill technique here.

BP released the following statement Wednesday about the top kill:

Throughout the extended top kill procedure – which may take up to two days to complete – very significant changes in the appearance of the flows at the seabed may be expected. These will not provide a reliable indicator of the overall progress, or success or failure, of the top kill operation as a whole. BP will report on the progress of the operation as appropriate and on its outcome when complete.