Jul 27, 2010 10:47 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Towing Vessel Hit LA Oil Well Near Barataria Bay

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says a towing vessel hit an
oil well early Tuesday in a waterway north of Barataria Bay in
south Louisiana and there are reports of oil spewing from the
damaged wellhead.
Jefferson Parish Council member Chris Roberts says oil is
spewing from the well. And the Coast Guard has received reports of
an oil sheen in Mud Lake, north of Barataria Bay - an area where
officials have been trying to head off invasions of oil from the BP
oil rig disaster to the south.
The extent of the damage and the amount of oil leaking are not
yet known.


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