US asks for oil spill help

The United States is seeking international help in its battle with the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as it lacks key equipment to manage the disaster, Agence France-Presse reported. Skimmers to help siphon the oil off the surface of the waters are most needed now, and the US is asking countries like Canada, the Netherlands and Mexico to supply that, the official said. Canada has already provided "aviation assets" to help the country's worst ever oil spill, the official said. The spill began in April with the explosion of an oil rig operated by BP.

Published: Wednesday, 06/02/2010 12:00 am EDT

The United States is seeking international help in its battle with the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as it lacks key equipment to manage the disaster, Agence France-Presse reported. Skimmers to help siphon the oil off the surface of the waters are most needed now, and the US is asking countries like Canada, the Netherlands and Mexico to supply that, the official said. Canada has already provided "aviation assets" to help the country's worst ever oil spill, the official said. The spill began in April with the explosion of an oil rig operated by BP.

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