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**Breaking News: Another Potentially huge oil spill in Gulf

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:18 am

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating reports of a potentially massive oil sheen about 20 miles north of the site of last April's Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

A helicopter crew and pollution investigators have been dispatched to Main Pass Block 41 in response to two calls to the National Response Center, the federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills, said Paul Barnard, an operations controller for Coast Guard Sector New Orleans.

The first caller, around 11 a.m., described a sheen of about a half-mile long and a half-mile wide, he said.

About two hours later, another caller reported a much larger sheen -- about 100 miles long -- originating in the same area and spreading west to Cocodrie on Terrebonne Bay, Barnard said.

"We haven't been able to verify that, and it would be very unlikely for an individual to be able to observe a 100-mile long sheen," he said, adding inspection teams were en route around 3 p.m. to the site.

Eileen Angelico of the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation and Enforcement, which oversees offshore oil and natural gas production, said late Saturday afternoon that her agency was awaiting Coast Guard confirmation of the nature of the sheen. The bureau had not received word from any operators in the gulf of a spill, she said.

Please stay with NOLA.com for updates.

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/oil_sheen_in_gulf_of_mexico_un.html
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Re: **Breaking News: Another Potentially huge oil spill in Gulf

Postby Bill Herian » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:23 am

Not again :no:

Keep us updated Inda.
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Re: **Breaking News: Another Potentially huge oil spill in Gulf

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:48 pm

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Re: **Breaking News: Another Potentially huge oil spill in Gulf

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:16 pm

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Re: **Breaking News: Another Potentially huge oil spill in Gulf

Postby duckhuntingchat.com » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:13 pm

Strange I've missed it in the news.
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Re: **Breaking News: Another Potentially huge oil spill in Gulf

Postby montana quackhead » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:28 pm

Haven't heard anything about this. And I work in the industry.
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Re: **Breaking News: Another Potentially huge oil spill in Gulf

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:27 am

Turns out that the small slick south of grand isle was attributed to a well capping project that dumped a small amount of oil into the water for a period of about 4 hours..that slick was the one that washed ashore on the island. the larger slick around the mouth of the river was from river silt and a large dredging operation in the main river channel. most of this was a very fine dark peet and had very little petroleum content...whew! had a scare there!! I am really lookin forward to fishing this season!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: **Breaking News: Another Potentially huge oil spill in Gulf

Postby tucker301 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:17 pm

I wish you could see yourselves sometimes. :fingerhead:
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