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Technology Put to the Test in Gulf Oil Cleanup

As the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon disaster spreads, new technologies are being used to maximize clean-up efforts.
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New technologies are being used to maximize clean-up effort as the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon disaster
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As cleanup crews attempt to contain he massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, they have at their disposal an arsenal of new technologies never before available in such a disaster.

Following the explosion and subsequent sinking of the semi-submersible offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, environmental experts are talking about one of the country's worst environmental catastrophes in decades. Now it's a test of that new technology as they  look to contain the damage.

For more, check out Daniel Terdiman's report at CNET News.com.

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