Robotic submarines cleaning up oil spill

Monday, April 26, 2010 - 6:07pm

Cleanup crews are now using robotic submarines to clean the ocean where an oil rig exploded last week.

Officials say the rig is spewing 42,000 gallons of oil into the ocean each day and now affects over 600 miles of water.

They are hopeful that the leak can be patched, which would help protect the shrimp, fish, birds and coral of the area.

The Coast Guard has recently stopped their search for the 11 workers who went missing in the explosion, as they have been lost at sea for nearly a week.

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