As cap slows leak, officials battle 'hundreds of thousands of patches of oil'

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 12:51 in Earth & Climate

As 15,000 barrels are recovered per day, more skimmers are sought to mop up oil on the ocean's surface. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says the challenge now is cleaning up a 'massive collection' of small spills. The cap that was installed last week on the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is recovering 15,000 barrels of oil per day, with...

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