DETROIT May 1 U.S. President Barack Obama will
visit the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a ruptured deepwater
well spilled millions of gallons (litres) of oil into the
water, a White House official said.
No further details were disclosed about the timing or the
exact location of the visit, the official said aboard Air Force
One as the president landed in Detroit for a speech.
The unchecked spill has reached the coast of Louisiana,
threatening fish and shrimp breeding grounds and vulnerable
wetlands teeming with wildlife. It could become one of the
worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.
(Reporting by Jeff Mason, Editing by Doina Chiacu)