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Bill Nelson posts live footage of oil spill on his website

Bill Nelson says he's won a week-long tug of war with BP -- and the result is live footage of the spewing well on the ocean floor.

Watch it here. There's also "never-before-seen" archival video showing tens of thousands of gallons of opaque liquid being injected into a massive gusher in a broken pipe attached to the blowout preventer. The video
comes just as the Environmental Protection Agency informed BP officials that the company has 24 hours to choose a less toxic form of chemicals to break up its oil spill in the Gulf.

UPDATE: Nelson says BP is now conceding the leak is more than 5,000 gallons a day.