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Oil spill work on hold as Tropical Storm Bonnie approaches the area


Work to permanently choke off the oil well that had been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico was at a standstill today after ships around the site were ordered to evacuate ahead of the approaching Tropical Storm Bonnie.

There had been worries that the cap that has mostly contained the oil would have to be reopened and left gushing if a major storm came through. But engineers were confident enough in the strength of the cap that they decided to leave it sealed while most of the ships on the surface were told to leave the area.

Meanwhile, a tropical storm watch was issued early today for the no...

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