US considers setting fire to Gulf of Mexico oil leak

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marée noire ; plate-forme ; Golfe du Mexique ; pollution

Les Etats-Unis tentent par tous les moyens de stopper la nappe de pétrole qui dérive vers les côtes de Lousianne suite à l’explosion d’une plate-forme pétrolière jeudi 20 avril. ETATS-UNIS © AFP PHOTO/USCG/Elizabeth Bordelon

Officials are considering setting fire to an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as efforts to stem a leak from a rig that exploded and sank are failing.

The coast guard is concerned that, unless controlled, the leak could cause one of the worst spills in US history.

BBC

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