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Oil rig explosion

Oil rig explosion

NEW ORLEANS, April 29 (UPI) -- Crews set fire to large swaths of oil spewing from a Gulf of Mexico well, a spill officials said is putting 200,000 gallons a day of crude into the water.
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Spill response 'unprecedented,' BP says

NEW ORLEANS, April 29 (UPI) -- The response to an oil spill off the coast of Louisiana is "unprecedented," said BP executives as responders move to protect the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Test burns under way on oil slick

Test burns under way on oil slick

NEW ORLEANS, April 28 (UPI) -- Preparations were under way Wednesday to try to contain a massive oil slick in the Gulf by setting it afire, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.

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Oil rig explosion

Oil rig explosion

NEW ORLEANS, April 28 (UPI) -- Emergency oil containment teams considered burning off oil leaking from a Gulf of Mexico well before it can approach ecologically sensitive areas of Louisiana.
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Coast Guard may set oil slick on fire

Coast Guard may set oil slick on fire

HOUSTON, April 27 (UPI) -- An oil slick in the Gulf Mexico has come with 20 miles of the coastline and Coast Guard officials said Tuesday they are considering setting the slick on fire.

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Oil rig explosion

Oil rig explosion

NEW ORLEANS, April 27 (UPI) -- Oil company emergency teams worked to place a containment dome over a Gulf of Mexico well leaking oil following an explosion that destroyed a massive oil rig.
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BP confident in U.S. Gulf response

NEW ORLEANS, April 26 (UPI) -- BP executives said they are confident that the comprehensive response to a sunken oil rig off the coast of Louisiana is appropriate.
Oil rig explosion

Oil rig explosion

NEW ORLEANS, April 26 (UPI) -- A 600-square-mile slick developed near the Gulf of Mexico site of a sunken oil rig and workers tried to cap the well spouting 42,000 gallons of oil a day.
By United Press International

U.S. braces for possible oil spill

NEW ORLEANS, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday that containing oil from an exploded rig in the Gulf of Mexico is Washington's "No. 1 priority," amid reports that the exposed well on the seabed isn't leaking.
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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon off the coast of New Orleans, Louisiana on April 21, 2010. 11 workers are missing after the oil rig exploded on April 20. UPI/U.S. Coast Guard
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