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Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues, robot submarines sent underwater
On Monday, Robot submarines were sent underwater to try to stem the oil leakage. These robots have dived to the ocean floor to staunch the 159,000 litres of oil being pumped daily into the Gulf of Mexico in America's worst offshore oil rig spill.

US AUTHORITIES have said that they have evacuated an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico near which another oil rig sank after an explosion last week. The workers on the Ocean Endeavour, were moved because an oil slick from the  platform was coming dangerously close.  

On Monday, Robot submarines were sent underwater to try to stem the oil leakage. These robots have dived to the ocean floor  to staunch the 159,000 litres of oil being pumped daily into the Gulf of Mexico in America's worst offshore oil rig spill in forty years. The robots will try to activate a valve on the ocean floor which will offer the option for stemming the flow. The activation might reportedly take three days.

The leak was discovered on Saturday, two days after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig leased by BP sank off the coast of Louisiana. The rig was destroyed in a ferocious explosion last Tuesday, with 11 workers missing and presumed dead. Around hundred and twenty six people were on board of the rig at the time of the blast.
 
Louisiana's  nearly $2.4 billion dollar per year sea food industry, which generates heavy  revenue and jobs at Plaquemines Parish, where Venice is located, could also suffer. There are major harvesting areas for oysters and shrimp in the areas that are close to the spill's area.
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