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Deep Trouble in the Gulf of Mexico 'A Disaster of Epic Proportions'

The oil spill from the sunken Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico could turn into the biggest environmental catastrophe in US history. It could take months to stop the oil flow, and the damage to the local economy and wildlife could be huge. The accident is likely to hamper US President Barack Obama's plans to extend offshore drilling.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan