US struggles to protect its coast

Four states face daunting task as slick from Gulf of Mexico oil leak gets closer to shore.

    The US is struggling to protect its coastline as the oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon leak gets closer to land.

    Many kilometres of the shore have been lined with inflatable vinyl booms, but that is just a small part of the vast coastline that would need to be protected to prevent a potential environmental disaster.

    And to actually fix the source of the disaster, the undersea oil leak, could take months.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Venice in the state of Louisiana.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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