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  Obama's sombre oil leak warning  President Barack Obama, holding crisis talks, says the Gulf slick is a 'potentially unprecedented' environmental disaster, and BP must pay   US oil spill 'threatens way of life'  Governor Bobby Jindal has warned that the sprawling Gulf of Mexico oil slick threatens the very way of life of people in his state Weather hampers oil slick clean-up
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B. 2015-04-25 Spain activates environmental alert as oil spill threatens vulnerable Canary beaches Maspalomas, Canary Islands, Spain
C. 2010-05-26 Gulf spill could foul Cuban waters Cuba
3. 2010-05-06 Oil slick hits Chandeleur Islands Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana
4. 2010-05-03 BP vows to clean up Gulf of Mexico oil slick Louisiana
5. 2010-05-02 Obama's sombre oil leak warning Louisiana
6. 2010-05-01 US oil spill 'threatens way of life' Louisiana
2010-05-01 Weather hampers oil slick clean-up Louisiana
8. 2010-04-30 Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick Washington

  Gulf spill could foul Cuban waters  A strong ocean flow called the Loop Current is dragging a portion of the oil slick toward the Florida straits   Oil slick hits Chandeleur Islands   Oil from a massive slick in the Gulf of Mexico has started washing ashore on an island chain. Pelicans and other birds covered in oil   BP vows to clean up Gulf of Mexico oil slick
Spain activates environmental alert as oil spill threatens vulnerable Canary beaches Map of Maspalomas Canary Islands Spain  The government activated a level 2 alert after analyzing ocean current data, saying the slick that reached coastlines could affect vulnerable land   'Oil slick seen' in missing jet hunt Map of Gulf of Thailand Vietnam

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Apr.25   Spain  

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Mar.8   Vietnam
  A multinational team is searching the sea off south Vietnam, in the hope of finding a Malaysia Airlines flight that has been missing for 24 hours

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May.26   Cuba  
May.6   Louisiana
May.3   Louisiana
  Oil giant has acknowledged it is 'absolutely responsible' for cleaning up a huge oil spill after an explosion at one of its wells off the US coast

May.2   Louisiana
May.1   Louisiana
  Bad weather hampered efforts to tackle the huge Gulf of Mexico slick, with high seas and winds keeping boats and planes away from the clean-up site
Apr.30   Washington   Pressure mounts on BP to tackle slick  Calls for swifter action were led by Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano, who urged BP to commit more resources to tackling the catastrophe   Louisiana Air Force to spray chemicals on slick   US Air Force planes are preparing to spray oil-dispersing chemicals off the coast as the operation to tackle a huge slick is stepped up Apr.28   Louisiana Coast Guard sets fire to oil leaking in Gulf  The US Coast Guard has set fire to part of a big oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, in an attempt to save environmentally fragile wetlands Apr.22   Louisiana Oil slick spreads from sunken rig  A 1-by-5-mile sheen of crude oil mix has spread across the Gulf of Mexico's surface around the area where an oil rig exploded and sank

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Dec.20   Russian Far East   Russians stow water as spill nears   Residents of Khabarovsk stocked up on water in the hours before the arrival of a toxic slick of chemicals Nov.25   China Oil firm apologizes for toxic slick
  China National Petroleum Corporation has apologized for an explosion that led to a slick entering the Songhua River Nov.24   Beijing   China warns Russia of toxic slick Map of Harbin China  The chemical spill has disrupted life in the city of Harbin and will reach Russia in about 2 weeks Nov.23   Northeast China   Toxic slick flows into Harbin Map of Harbin China
  A slick of river-borne toxins from a chemical plant explosion began entering the city of 3.8 million people

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Jan.1   France   France fears Prestige oil slick  Small slicks from the sunken tanker have been drifting towards the coastline of southwestern France

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Jan.22   Ecuador   Emergency over Galapagos oil-spill
  Government declared a state of emergency as spreading oil slick threatening some rarest birds and sea animals

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