Gulf oil leak begins to reach land

A Louisiana National Guard truck passes what apprear to be small globs of oil washed ashore as efforts continue to contain <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP002197" title="BP Plc" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/energy-resource-industries/petroleum-industry/bp-plc-ORCRP002197.topic">BP</a>'s massive <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000243" title="Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2010)" href="/topic/environmental-issues/environmental-pollution/water-pollution/deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-%282010%29-EVHST0000243.topic">oil spill</a> in Grand Isle, Louisiana. The substance is being tested to see if it is from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead which is still spewing an estimated rate of 1,000-5,000 barrels a day into the Gulf of Mexico.

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A Louisiana National Guard truck passes what apprear to be small globs of oil washed ashore as efforts continue to contain BP's massive oil spill in Grand Isle, Louisiana. The substance is being tested to see if it is from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead which is still spewing an estimated rate of 1,000-5,000 barrels a day into the Gulf of Mexico.

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