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story.lead_photo.caption Christy Murray, sister of rescued oil rig worker Chad Murray, waits with her father and relatives of a missing crew member Thursday at a hotel in Kenner, La. - Photo by AP / Gerald Herbert

A deep-water oil platform that exploded Tuesday night and burned for more than a day sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, creating the potential for an oil spill as the chances of finding 11 missing workers alive dimmed.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 04/23/2010

Print Headline: Oil rig sinks into Gulf; no sign of missing 11


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  • Walter
    April 23, 2010 at 6:24 p.m.

    Yep, we could be drilling onshore in Alaska, but the environmentalists want to make sure the polar bears have plenty of "clean" seals to eat.

    April 24, 2010 at 7:22 a.m.

    I would be very interested to know what Mr Jud Bailey thinks IS the perfect time for an accident of this nature to happen.