UPDATE 1-Obama to visit US Gulf within 48 hours

WASHINGTON, May 1 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. President Barack Obama
will travel within the next 48 hours to the Gulf of Mexico,
where a ruptured deepwater well has spilled millions of gallons
(litres) of oil into the water, a White House official said on
Saturday.

No further details were disclosed about the timing or the
exact location of the planned visit.

The unchecked spill has reached the coast of Louisiana,
threatening fish and shrimp breeding grounds and vulnerable
wetlands teeming with wildlife. It could become one of the
worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.

Obama’s administration has put pressure on London-based BP
Plc (BP.L: ), the owner of the damaged well, to do more to shut
off the flow and contain the spreading slick.

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(Reporting by Jeff Mason, Editing by Stacey Joyce)

UPDATE 1-Obama to visit US Gulf within 48 hours