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Obama says fight against oil spill close to end

08-05-2010 08:08 BJT

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The long battle against the huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill is close to an end, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.

"The long battle to stop the leak and contain the oil is finally close to coming to an end," Obama said at the start of a speech to the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization in Washington.

In addition to stopping the gusher, most of the oil that leaked into the Gulf has been captured or dispersed, Obama said.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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