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Jun 14, 2010 3:11 PM by Melissa Canone

Oil spill response command center moving to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The unified command center coordinating the
response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is moving to New
Orleans.
Coast Guard Lt. Eric Halvorson said Monday the center will shift
its operations from a Royal Dutch Shell training facility in
Robert, La., to larger quarters in a downtown New Orleans office
building. Operations at the new site could begin by Thursday.
Halvorson said the move will put officials of BP, the Coast
Guard and others working on the spill closer to the coast and in
space designed specifically for their operations.
Robert is about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans in a thinly
populated area of Tangipahoa Parish.
The new site, federal officials said, is in the 1250 Poydras
Building near the Louisiana Superdome.

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