Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Another oil tanker spill

The Mississippi River has been closed down from New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico due to an oil tanker collision. Roughly 400,000 barrels of oil have spilled into the Mississippi so far. The local wildlife rescues are expecting a lot of work ahead with clean up of the shore birds as well as possible sea mammal rescue. The coast guard has set up inflatable barriers to prevent the oil from spreading.

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