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Robot subs try to stem US oil spill

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US authorities say they have evacuated an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico near where another oil rig sank after an explosion last week.

They say workers on the rig, the Ocean Endeavour, were moved because an oil slick from the wrecked platform was coming dangerously close.

Robot submarines have been sent underwater to try to stem the oil leakage.

Adam Brookes reports.

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