Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

Reuters: A giant oil slick from a deadly offshore drilling rig explosion could hit the fragile Gulf Coast shoreline this weekend as the Coast Guard on Tuesday scrambled to staunch an underwater leak that's gushing 1,000 barrels a day into the Gulf of Mexico. The leaking well, 5,000 feet under the ocean surface off Louisiana's coast, has created an oil sheen and emulsified crude slick with a circumference of about 600 miles, covering about 28,600 square miles (74,070 sq. km), the Coast Guard ......

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