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Oil_Spill_WavesHOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Waves and wind spawned by Hurricane Alex disrupted cleanup efforts from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Wednesday while a senior U.S. official said a relief well intended to plug BP Plc's gushing deep-sea well remained weeks from completion.

In Washington, lawmakers took a step toward making oil companies face unlimited liabilities from offshore spills like the one sullying the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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