US Adm Thad Allen Says Oil Clean-Up 'Will Be Years'

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US Coast Guard chief Thad Allen has warned that cleaning up marshlands and other habitats affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will take years.Adm Allen also said oil giant BP needed to do better at getting money to people and businesses affected by the spill.An estimated 11,000 barrels of oil a day are now being funneled from the leak by a new containment cap, he said.President Barack Obama told Americans they would "get through this crisis", despite the damage to the economy.Mr Obama was briefed by Adm Allen at the White House on Monday on progress in tackling the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.The leaking wellhead is currently spewing out between 12,000 and 24,000 barrels of oil per day.Mr Obama told reporters after the briefing that he was committed to seeing the Gulf region restored to a condition better than it was before the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank on 20 April, killing 11 workers.Individuals living in the Gulf of Mexico region "are going to need help from the en
US Coast Guard chief Thad Allen has warned that cleaning up marshlands and other habitats affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will take years.Adm Allen also said oil giant BP needed to do better at getting money to people and businesses affected by the spill.An estimated 11,000 barrels of oil a day are now being funneled from the leak by a new containment cap, he said.President Barack Obama told Americans they would "get through this crisis", despite the damage to the economy.Mr Obama was briefed by Adm Allen at the White House on Monday on progress in tackling the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.The leaking wellhead is currently spewing out between 12,000 and 24,000 barrels of oil per day.Mr Obama told reporters after the briefing that he was committed to seeing the Gulf region restored to a condition better than it was before the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank on 20 April, killing 11 workers.Individuals living in the Gulf of Mexico region "are going to need help from the entire country", he added.