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More than two dozen vessels worked through the weekend to contain a 10- to 15-mile slick of North Slope crude oil that leaked through a 10-inch rupture in the Kenia oil pipeline.

The United States Coast Guard said the pipe had been "freeze-damaged." Officials did not know how long it had been leaking before the rupture was discovered, but one source said the line may have been leaking for days.

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About 42,250 gallons of an oil-water mixture was collected by early Saturday afternoon, according to a Coast Guard report.

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