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Weather Hampers Louisiana Oil Spill Efforts

April 24, 2010


Louisiana Oil Spill

The situation does not look good as oil continues to spill from the rig that sank the other day 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. Storms are hampering efforts to contain the spill, which is estimated to be two miles wide and eight miles long!  By the time the storms are done, I’m afraid that area will expand dramatically. Let’s hope they contain it before it reaches the shores of Louisiana.
This is a very good wake up call for all who wave the off-shore drilling flag, or chant “Drill, Baby, Drill.”
Let us never forget the Exxon Valdez.
From the Associated Press:

Rain, choppy seas halt cleanup near sunken oil rig

By CAIN BURDEAU (AP) – 1 hour ago
NEW ORLEANS — Choppy seas, strong winds and rain have halted the cleanup of an oil spill at the site of a massive drilling rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Erik Swanson says efforts to contain the spill would resume once the weather cleared.
The Deepwater Horizon rig exploded Tuesday about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. About 115 workers managed to reach safety, but the Coast Guard has since called off the search for 11 workers still missing and presumed dead.

The cause of the blast remains unknown.

 Click here for the whole AP story.





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