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June 17th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Remarkable smoke, flames during Gulf oil burns

(CNN) – In an effort to contain the massive oil spill, authorities are using controlled burns in the Gulf of Mexico. Our Ali Velshi is embedded with the U.S. Coast Guard and witnessed the efforts firsthand.

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Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
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  1. shane

    It looks like this oil spill will exceed our storage capacity in a very short time if it hasn't already. I'm sure BP and all the other fat cats on Wall St don't want to report the tremendouse glut on the market that should push oil prices below $50 a barrel. $1.00 /gal sounds reasonable to me BP.

    June 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  2. kw

    My only concern with air pollution from the burning is that I am hoping the Gulf states don't slack off on their automotive emissions testing.

    After all,....it wouldn't be right for the little people to pollute the atmosphere while the govt. attempts to clean up the water. kw

    June 18, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  3. Edie Pocase

    Isn't it bad enough for the oil to be spreading across the Gulf, fouling our beaches, killing our wildlife as well as countless aquatic creatures now we have the possibility of noxious fumes spreding through the air? When is this going to end? Who 's going to fix this? Mother Nature will need a very long time to undo what has been done, because no matter how much money BP throws at this massive disaster caused by them, it can't be fixed quickly! What a very sad end for a truly beautiful part of America.
    Shame on BP, you could have prevented this had your love of money not blinded your common sense and integrity.

    June 17, 2010 at 4:33 pm |