Oil leaking

Oil is leaking from the ruptured well of a large rig that exploded, burnt and sank in the Gulf of Mexicoearlier this week, the US Coast Guard said Saturday.

The Coast Guard estimated that up to 1,000 of barrels of oil, or 42,000 gallons (158,987 liters) were spewing each day from a riser and a drill pipe, prompting further concerns of damage to Louisiana’s fragile ecosystem, already stressed by hurricanes and coastal erosion. (AFP)

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