June 7th, 2010
10:57 AM ET

11,000 barrels of oil collected so far, Coast Guard's Allen says

CNN Wire Staff

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/US/06/07/gulf.oil.spill/smlvid.gulf.jpg caption="About 120 miles of Gulf Coast affected by oil spill so far, Adm. Thad Allen says" width=300 height=169]

Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal government's response manager for the oil disaster, said Monday that 11,000 barrels of oil had been collected from the broken well over the previous 24 hours.

He said roughly 120 linear miles of coastline in the Gulf of Mexico have been affected by the spill.

Allen was in Washington to brief President Obama and the Cabinet on the administration's ongoing response to the disaster.

Meanwhile, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce was set to open shop on the bayou, holding a hearing in Chalmette, Louisiana.

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