Coast Guard: No oil leaking from sunken rig

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Posted: Apr 23, 2010 7:06 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: Apr 27, 2010 3:39 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Coast Guard, oil, leak, spill, explosion, sinking, fire, BP, clean up

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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