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Worry that oil will spread into major current


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BP said Monday it was siphoning more than one-fifth of the oil that has been spewing into the Gulf for almost a month, but worries escalated that the ooze may reach a major ocean current that could carry it through the Florida Keys and up the East Coast of the U.S. BP PLC chief operating officer Doug Suttles said this morning on NBC's "Today" that a mile-long (1.6 kilometer) tube was funneling a little more than 1,000 barrels — 42,000 gallons (nearly 159,000 liters) — of crude a day from a blown well into a tanker ship. The company and the U.S. Coast Guard have estimated about 5,000 bar...

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