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Environment - US Coast Guard orders BP to stengthen cleanup efforts

Monday, June 14, 2010   (Image © Gerald Herbert/AP)
The Coast Guard has given BP engineers to the end of the weekend to increase the containment of the oil spilling from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico. The order came in a letter sent to the company on Friday by Rear Adm. James A. Watson, who is the federal government’s on-scene coordinator for the cleanup effort. The letter, which was released to the media on Saturday, was sent to Doug Suttles, BP’s chief operating officer. Read the New York Times report and view the shocking gallery.

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