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Animals at risk from oil spill

Oil spill

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Hundreds of animals could be at risk from a massive oil spill off the coast of America.

Thousands of gallons are gushing into the sea after an explosion on an oil rig.

It could become one of the worst oil spills in American history if it's not stopped soon, say coast guards.

Ore's been following the story.