BP spill closes more fishing areas

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Slightly more than 31 percent of the U.S. federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico are closed to fishing because of the offshore oil spill, regulators said.

British petroleum giant BP moved forward with plans Wednesday to cap a broken riser about 1 mile under water. Oil and natural gas has gushed from the site since last April when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank in the Gulf of Mexico.

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