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  • Coast Guard checks Shell report of Gulf oil slick

    April 12, 2012 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard was checking reports Thursday of a 10-mile oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico near wells operated by Shell Oil. A helicopter with a pollution officer on board was headed out to determine the source of the oil, Coast Guard Petty Officer Steve... more »
  • Oil Slick Creeping Closer to FL Beaches

    June 2, 2010 8:09 PM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The BP oil slick drifted perilously close to the Florida Panhandle's famous sugar-white beaches Wednesday as a risky gambit to contain the leak by shearing off the well pipe ran into trouble a mile under the sea when the diamond-tipped saw became stuck. The saw had... more »
  • Analysis: As Slick Spreads, So Does Frustration

    May 25, 2010 8:48 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil spill frustration is rampant. The White House is being pounded for not acting more aggressively in the month-old oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The administration is hitting back, mostly at BP. Louisiana is threatening to take matters into its own hands. The truth... more »
  • Scientists Waiting Anxiously To See Where Oil Slick Is Heading

    May 19, 2010 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists waited anxiously Wednesday to see where a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico might be heading as efforts to contain the spill proved elusive. Tar balls that had floated ashore in the Florida Keys were not linked to the spill, the Coast Guard said... more »

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