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72 Days Later, US Accepts Oil Spill Help From Other Countries, Holds Job Fair

June 30, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 72 days, the United States is accepting help from 12 countries and international organizations in dealing with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that the U.S. is working out the particulars of the help that’s been accepted.

The identities of all 12 countries and international organizations were not immediately announced. One country was cited in the State Department statement — Japan, which is providing two high-speed skimmers and fire containment boom.

More than 30 countries and international organizations have offered to help with the spill. The State Department hasn’t indicated why some offers have been accepted and others have not.

Basically our house is on fire, and we are interviewing firemen at the job fair…Oil spill emergency is not such an emergency, more an inconvenience.