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Gulf of Mexico oil leak latest

Gulf of Mexico oil leak latest
Workers hired by BP clean oil off the beach in a contaminated area on in Grand Isle, Louisiana. US government scientists have estimated that the flow rate of oil gushing out of a ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well may be as high 40,000 barrels per day. The oil spill has now been called the largest environmental disaster in American history. (Getty Images)
Gulf of Mexico oil leak latest
A pelican covered in oil is cleaned at the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Buras, Louisiana. It is thought that thousands of birds and other wildlife have been contaminated due to the oil spill. (Getty Images)
Gulf of Mexico oil leak latest
A worker helps clean the beaches of oil in a contaminated area on in Grand Isle, Louisiana. as the oil leak continues to cause environmental damage. (Getty Images)
Gulf of Mexico oil leak latest
Workers clean the beaches of oil in a contaminated area in Grand Isle, Louisiana. (Getty Images)
Gulf of Mexico oil leak latest
US government scientists have estimated that the flow rate of oil gushing out of a ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well may be as high 40,000 barrels per day. The oil spill has now been called the largest environmental disaster in American history. (Getty Images)
Gulf of Mexico oil leak latest
Workers hired by BP to help clean the beaches of oil work in a contaminated area in Grand Isle, Louisiana. (Getty Images)