Obama says stopping oil spill could take many days

President Barack Obama meets fishermen affected by the oil spill in Venice, La., as he visits the Gulf Coast region affected by the BP (British Petroleum) oil well spill, Sunday, May 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

May 2, 2010 7:52:59 PM PDT
No remedy in sight, President Barack Obama on Sunday warned of a "massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster" as a badly damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico spewed a widening and deadly slick toward delicate wetlands and wildlife. He said it could take many days to stop.