Pipeline repaired as China works to contain spill

In this Tuesday, July 20, 2010 photo, the surface of a beach is covered by the spilled crude oil in Dalian, a coastal city in northeast China's Liaoning Province. The oil had spread over water since a pipeline at the busy northeastern port exploded, hurting oil shipments from part of China's strategic oil reserves to the rest of the country. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Gang) (AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Gang)

July 22, 2010 6:06:13 AM PDT
China and environmental observers said cleanup efforts on the country's largest reported oil spill were progressing Thursday, but the environmental and economic damage was clear.