Jul 10, 2010 3:27 PM by Chris Welty
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish levee officials are asking
BP to pay for a temporary plug in a leaking levee, fearing oil from
its busted well in the Gulf of Mexico could pass through.
The Houma Courier reported the Terrebonne Levee District wants
$298,000 for work on the levee in the Montegut area.
"This isn't really a long-range solution" to stopping the
water leak, said levee director Reggie Dupre. It is a temporary fix
to keep oil out of the interior wetlands, he said.
The request has been approved by the BP operations center and is
awaiting final approval from the Incident Command Center, Dupre
The levee has been troubled in recent years, washing out three
times during storms.