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Gulf of Mexico oil rig spill seen from the air


Robotic submersibles are being used to try to stop oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from a damaged well almost a mile (1.5km) below the surface.

Some 1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons) of oil a day have been gushing from the well since a drilling rig exploded and sank off the Louisiana coast last week.

Coastguard Rear Adm, Mary Landry, said there was no sign of shoreline impact at this stage.


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