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The Deepwater Gulf of Mexico oil spill of 2010 is rapidly moving towards the status of the worst accident in U.S. history, and as the disaster moves into its third week a lot of questions are still unanswered, the most obvious being, when is this thing going to stop spewing? If current estimates fo...
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  (Reuters) - Political pressure mounted on Friday for BP to show progress plugging a massive oil leak while residents of coastal Florida, Mississippi and Alabama learned the growing pool of oil from the leak would not strike their beaches until late on Saturday. The drifting sea of oil could...
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BP said that company assumes full responsibility for the spill that threatens U.S southern coastal area. The company will pay all costs necessary and appropriate cleaning, plus fines and compensation, said BP on its website. Obama toured the affected area and said “BP is responsible for the leak. B...
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Two weeks ago, the government put out a round estimate of the size of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico: 5,000 barrels a day. Repeated endlessly in news reports, it has become conventional wisdom. But scientists and environmental groups are raising sharp questions about that estimate, declaring th...
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Reporting from New Orleans and Los Angeles As the Louisiana sun beat down on the Westwego Seafood Market, the aisles were as empty as the coolers. Fish hawkers paced alongside sparsely filled counters dotted with shrimp and crabs, calling out in strained voices to the few customers strolling by. Ma...
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May 13, 2010 |  4:34 pm A week ago, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) teamed up with her Democratic senatorial counterpart, Mark Begich, to introduce a bill that would raise the [Correction: liability trust fund for]  economic damages from oil spills to $10 billion. On Thursday, she blocked...
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As engineers try to cap British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon blowout off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists fear the thick, crude oil that is seeping into the gulf at a rate of nearly 210,000 gallons a day will become an environmental catastrophe of unknown proportions to wetl...
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