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The oil spill: The latest developments

Wednesday, June 9, 2010; A04

-- Cap on damaged well captured about 620,000 gallons (about 14,800 barrels) of oil in 24-hour period ending midnight Monday.

-- Interior Department issues new safety requirements for offshore drilling, including third-party verification that the blowout preventer will work with the drilling rig equipment.

-- NOAA confirms presence of oil under water, 48 miles from the well.

-- BP announces it will donate net revenue from oil recovered from the spill to create a new fund for wildlife habitat along the coastline of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

By the numbers

71

cases of spill-related illnesses have been reported to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (50 of those were workers on oil rigs or in the cleanup efforts; 21 illnesses were reported by the general public).

90

percent of compensation checks issued so far has gone to fishermen, BP said.

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