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'Armada' of ships to clean up oil spill

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BP's chief executive has vowed to clean up a huge oil spill after an accident at one of its wells off the US coast.

Tony Hayward told the BBC's Matthew Price that BP did not cause the accident, but it would take responsibility to clean it up.

He said there was an "armada" of ships and a "small airforce" of aircraft trying to prevent the slick reaching the shore.

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