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May 7, 2010 11:01 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

Oil Extending West Around Mississippi Delta

PORT FOURCHON, La. - Recent satellite images show oil from
the spill in the Gulf of Mexico is extending west around the
Mississippi Delta.
Shots taken by a Canadian satellite Wednesday night reveal the
extension looks like a finger reaching out from the main patch. The
oil is in streaks ranging from a few feet wide to much larger
swaths.
University of Miami imaging expert Hans Graber said Friday the
main oil slick has been shifting to the northwest, encroaching on
Chandeleur Sound, which lies between the Chandeleur Islands and
Mississippi Delta wetlands.
Much of the oil west of the Mississippi River is miles out, but
there appears to be little effort to contain it or clean it up. BP
and the Coast Guard have acknowledge they're concerned about the
area.

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