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Heating Oil Pumped From Crippled Barge

Working against choppy waters, crews began pumping heating oil Sunday from a crippled barge that spilled more than 828,000 gallons after running aground off a wildlife refuge in a storm.

Meanwhile, the oil had spread, and the barge was still leaking, though at a much lesser rate than before. The spill is the largest in state history.

About 11,000 lobsters and dozens of birds coated with oil, many of them dead, washed up on Rhode Island’s southern coast, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.



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