Popular Gulf of Mexico holiday resorts in Louisiana and Florida are bracing themselves as the oil from the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon rig reaches shore in the coming days. The threat to wildlife along the coastline - and the devastating repercussions for the local economy - now look likely to be much worse than initially feared. The spill was bigger than imagined - and closer. Five times more oil than BP estimated is gushing into the ocean from the rig which exploded.
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