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Last Updated: Tuesday May 04 2010 17:04 GMT

How do you stop an oil spill?

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Massive amounts of oil have been leaking from a pipe under the sea off the coast of America.

It started happening after an oil rig exploded and sank on 22 April.

Lots of people are now trying to stop the leak and clean-up the oil.

Ricky's been looking at how they're doing this.