A 42,000-gallon-a-day oil leak is polluting the Gulf Of Mexico, and efforts to try and stop it are continuing, ABC News said.
Oil was discovered leaking from drilling of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on Saturday. The rig exploded on Tuesday after drilling in a well, ABC News said.
Fresh oil was leaking from two places, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry. But the clean up was pushed back due to high seas on Saturday, CNN said.
In order to compensate, authorities told CNN they approved a plan that uses submersible remote-operated vehicles in an effort to activate a "blowout preventer" on the sea floor.
"A blowout preventer is a large valve at the top of a well. Activating it will stop the flow of oil," a Coast Guard member told CNN.
Officials told CNN about 1,143 barrels, or 48,000 gallons, of oily water have been collected. However, the spill may take months to clean up.