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Oil rig spill off Louisiana could threaten coastline

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There are fears of an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, as efforts to clear up an oil spill have been suspended because of bad weather.

A drilling rig leased by the oil company BP exploded and sank off Louisiana coast last Thursday.

Some 1,000 barrels of oil a day are now leaking into the sea from the damaged well, officials say.

Richard Lister reports.

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