July 23, 2010

Gulf's oil slick, already waning, could vanish with the wind

Starved of its daily dose of crude and under assault by wind, waves, sun, oil-eating bacteria and the largest fleet of oil skimmers ever assembled, the massive oil slick that has stalked the Gulf of Mexico for three months has been shrinking for the past week. Now, a blustery tropical system expected to hit the main spill area Saturday could literally blow much of the slick's remnants away.

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