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Relief in the gulf

BP is drilling two relief wells (the second is a backup) near the well that is spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, hoping to stop the flow and seal it off.


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Floating city rises in oil-fouled gulf
Article | Dead ahead through the helicopter windshield, it appears like a mirage at the hazy horizon: a city in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.

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