Oil spill becoming an environmental disaster.

Friday, April 30, 2010 - 8:50am

There is growing concerns about the oil in the Gulf of Mexico that continues to spill out into the ocean. Crews have been working since last week to stop the flow, NBC reporter Jay Gray has the latest.

Oil continues to push to the surface of the Gulf and as much as 5,000 barrels a day causing a massive slick 100 miles long and 45 miles wide and heading closer to the Louisiana wet lands. A barricade, more than 170,000 feet long, is in place, but it's not nearly enough to protect the shoreline. Skimmers have pulled more than 760,000 gallons of an oil water mix from the site and more than 98,000 gallons of dispersant chemicals have been dropped from the air to try and break-up the spill.

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