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Weather halts oil-skimming in the Gulf of Mexico

07-07-2010 09:41 BJT

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Summer storms are pushing oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico deeper into Louisiana's wetlands temporarily slowing efforts to contain the damage.

BP says preparations continue in an attempt, to hookup a third vessel, to increase oil-capturing capacity to 53-thousand barrels a day.

The distance--- between the western reach, of the tar balls in Texas and the most eastern reports of oil in Florida--- is nearly 900 kilometers.

Stormy conditions, in the Gulf delayed the hookup of the new containment vessel. Offshore skimming crews, were unable to collect any oil-fouled water Monday off the coasts of Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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