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Updated: August 24, 2010, 5:20 PM ET

New microbe discovered eating oil spill in Gulf WASHINGTON -- A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe is suddenly flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf following the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

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Govt. says Gulf seafood safe, now consumers decide OAKLAND, Calif. -- Shawn Mattiuz, manager ...

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