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Oil not likely to reach Mississippi's shoreline, officials say

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX/AP) - Officials are now predicting that Harrison County's beaches will not be impacted by an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Harrison County Emergency Management officials said Friday morning that measures are still in place or on stand-by to handle any problems that may occur from the spill.

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry said Friday that no oil appeared to be leaking from the well head at the ocean floor 5,000 feet deep, nor was any oil leaking at the water's surface. Landry says the oil being contained now was residual from the explosion and sinking.

The Deepwater Horizon had burned violently for nearly two days until it sank Thursday morning. The fire has been put out.

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