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Barge crashes into oil well in Gulf of Mexico, new oil leak reported

Posted By admin On July 28, 2010 @ 5:04 am In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
July 28, 2010

UPDATE: Oil gusher near Mud Lake; Coast Guard dispatches survey chopper [2]

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — The US Coast Guard dispatched emergency teams Tuesday after a boat crashed into an oil well off the coast of New Orleans, reportedly sending crude spewing some 20 feet into the air.

The wellhead, located about 65 miles (104 kilometers) south of New Orleans, was ruptured when it was struck by a dredge barge being pulled by a tug.

The Coast Guard said it could not immediately confirm reports that a giant fountain of oil was now spewing from the damaged wellhead, which was situated only six feet (1.8 meters) below the surface of the sea.

A strike Coast Guard team from Mobile, Alabama had been dispatched by boat to the scene as well as a helicopter from New Orleans with a marine pollution investigator on board.

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[1] AFP: http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0727/barge-crashes-oil-gulf-mexico-oil-leak-reported/

[2] Oil gusher near Mud Lake; Coast Guard dispatches survey chopper: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/27/louisiana-oil-geyser-20fo_n_660874.html

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