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U.S. gulf oil spill brings severe pollution of ecosystem

2010-05-04 09:53:18 GMT2010-05-04 17:53:18 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A dead sea turtle lies on the beach in Pass Christian, Mississippi, U.S., May 2, 2010. (Fotomore.cn)

A dead fish lies on the beach in Pass Christian, Mississippi, U.S., May 2, 2010. (Fotomore.cn)

Photo taken on May 2, 2010 shows that shrimp caught by the Bub-Poot-Nae's is seen in baskets at the Venice Marina in Venice, Louisiana, U.S. NOAA is restricting commercial and recreational fishing in oil-affected portions of the Gulf of Mexico. (Fotomore.cn)

Members of Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research and the International Bird Research Center hydrate a Northern Gannet bird, which was covered in oil and cleaned from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, at a cleaning facility in Fort Jackson, Louisiana, U.S., May 1, 2010. (Fotomore.cn)

Members of Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research and the International Bird Research Center hydrate a Northern Gannet bird, which was covered in oil and cleaned from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, at a cleaning facility in Fort Jackson, Louisiana, U.S., May 1, 2010. (Fotomore.cn)

President Barack Obama said on May 2 that the United States is dealing with a "massive" and " potentially unprecedented" environmental disaster as a result of the expanding oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by a sunken oil rig. British Petroleum (BP) announced on May 3 that it will pay "all necessary and appropriate clean-up costs" resulting from the blown-out oil well that has caused a massive slick that continues to swell in the Gulf of Mexico.

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