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Oil Spill in San Francisco Bay

An oil spill prompts California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency in the San Francisco bay area.

Hundreds of workers have been trying to contain the 58-thousand gallons of oil that spilled into the bay after a cargo ship struck a support tower.

The Governor says this is the biggest oil spill in the last 10 years.

He says there are now more than 200 people that are working on the clean-up effort and he hopes there will be an additional 200 people tomorrow.

Several beaches have been closed and weekend outdoor events have been canceled.

Thousands of birds and marine animals are in danger and scientists say the spill could threaten wildlife for years.

Authorities say most of the 58-thousand gallons of oil will never be retrieved.

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