159. The Oil Spill

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Millions of gallons of oil were pouring into gulf. A pipeline had broken. The drilling platform burned and sunk. Workers had died. The oil freely from the broken pipe. It was a beneath the ocean surface. The oil company tried stop the flow. It poured golf balls into pipe. It poured mud into the pipe. It a steel cap on the pipe. Nothing worked. was on the water. Oil was in the . Oil was everywhere. It was on the beaches. was in the marshes. It was killing fish birds. It was an environmental disaster. Fishermen stopped . Nobody would buy their fish. Nobody would eat fish. It was an economic disaster. In May, oil company said it might be able to the flow by August. “August? There go our white beaches,” said Florida residents.