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Coast Guard: No oil leaking from sunken rig

5 years ago April 23, 2010 Apr 23, 2010 Friday, April 23 2010 Friday, April 23, 2010 6:06:03 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Coast Guard officials say there is no oil currently leaking from a drilling rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico.

The oil being contained now was residual from the explosion and sinking.

The Deepwater Horizon had burned violently for nearly two days until it sank Thursday morning.

The fire has been put out.

BP PLC, which leased the rig and took the lead in the cleanup, says it is using 32 vessels to mop up the current spill.

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