Port Fourchon Hit by Oil Slick in 2011
PORT FOURCHON, LA – MAY 28, 2010: U.S. President Barack Obama picks up balls of tar while touring the beach at Port Fourchon May 28, 2010 in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The oil spill resulting from the Deepwater Horizon disaster now officially ranks as the worst in U.S. history. (Photo: Life.com)
Mystery Oil Slick in the Gulf of Mexico
NBC News is reporting “fresh signs of oil in the waters off Louisiana.” First reports of oil and an oil sheen began this past weekend. The U.S. Coast Guard stated “it is definitely Gulf crude” but the source is unknown. Is it from the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill or from another well that is leaking? Oil is once again coming ashore on the Louisiana coast. Cleanup crews are attempting to contain the oil at the shoreline with booms on the beach. Large areas of water are covered with an “oil sheen”. Shrimpers have said the oil slick extends 40-50 miles and possibly up to 100 miles. One shrimper said he traveled for 10 hours in his boat in the oil slick. The oil is currently washing up from Caminada Bay to Port Fourchon which is 15 – 30 miles of coast line.
NBC Nightly News “Fresh Oil Hits Louisiana Coast” Reports of a new oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico have created alarm in the same areas devastated by last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.
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