Whoops: Mile-Long Oil Spill Spreading From Burning Rig
Happy 5th Katrina Anniversary, Louisiana! And don't feel bad because, uh,New Englandis getting your Labor Day Weekend hurricane. You've got a new oil spill! AP/WWL Channel 4 New Orleans reports:
Coast Guard spokesman Bill Colclough said all 13 people have been accounted for and that one of them was injured. The injured person is going to be taken to Terrebonne General Medical Center.
The Coast Guard is saying that a mile-long oil sheen is spreading from the site of the Mariner Energy-owned platform.
This would be the platform that exploded earlier today.