Saturday, March 19, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: 100-Mile Long Oil Slick Spotted Off Louisiana Coast

  • March 19, 2011 6:08 pm

A large oil slick – 12-miles wide by 100-miles long – has been spotted off Grand Isle, Louisiana, and New Orleans photographer Jerry Moran is filing aerial photos.

The environmental writer and frequent Huffington Post contributor Jerry Cope has confirmed the approximate size of the slick and says that skimming operations have been under way for at least 24 hours now. The suspected source is the Matterhorn Mc243 facility only about 25 miles from where BP’s Macondo well spewed more than 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf last year.

There are already allegations that the Coast Guard and other authorities are busy trying to cover up the spill, so stay tuned.

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