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Almost 90,000 gallons of crude oil gushed from a Shell oil facility into the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast on Thursday, leaving a 13- by 2-mile sheen of oil on the waves, federal authorities said. The Coast Guard said that the spill had been contained and that two companies were being contracted to begin cleanup operations. IMAGE: Map of oil spill site Map of the oil spill site. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, which is part of the U.S. Interior Department, said Shell Offshore Inc. reported that production from all wells that flow to its Brutus platform, about 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, had been shut off.
Shell said Thursday night that a company helicopter spotted the sheen near its Glider subsea system at the Brutus platform. No drilling occurs at the site, which is an underwater pipe system that connects to a central hub, the company said.
originally posted by: AlongCamePaul
The gulf is already pretty much uninhabitable I can only imagine the implications this will have on a already gutted ecosystem.
originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
a reply to: lostbook
Our Oceans are really messed up.
I think people and Industry's in particular should be held accountable for the damage and all be bought to justice..... maybe the old way!!