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Coast Guard says saw is stuck in pipe

The Associated Press reports, “Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen is saying that a saw has become stuck as it was cutting through a pipe on a busted well, stalling the latest attempt to contain the Gulf oil gusher.” The AP adds, “Allen said Wednesday the goal is to free the…

BP warns of long effort to cap spill

GALLIANO, Louisiana (AFP) – BP officials warned they may not be able to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leak until August, as Louisiana residents warned the spill could wipe out dozens of fish species. Drilling relief wells is still seen as the best solution, but they will not be…

Florida fears deepen as oil enters the Loop Current

Oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill is being picked up by a strong ocean current that will take it to Florida in days and possibly on up the Atlantic coast, experts warned Wednesday. The Loop Current has started sweeping leaking crude from the giant slick off Louisiana towards Florida’s…

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