Fuel Being Removed From Ship

It’s been delayed for almost two weeks because of rough seas and bad weather, but authorities on Sunday began removing fuel from the wreckage of the Costa Concordia, which ran aground nearly a month ago off the coast of Italy. The operation is necessary to prevent an environmental disaster, and officials say it will take 28 days of pumping to empty the tanks. Only 17 bodies of a total of the 32 who are likely dead have been found, but most of the 4,200 passengers and crew survived the Jan. 13 sinking.