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U.S. says oil spill cleanup may take years


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A pelican sits covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in Barataria Bay, Louisiana just off the Gulf of Mexico June 6, 2010. BP's containment cap is capturing an increasing amount of oil spewing from a ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, but the U.S. admiral leading the government relief effort said on Sunday the coast will be under siege from the massive spill for many more months. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana/Greenpeace/Handout