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  • Update: Crews Try to Contain Oil Spill in Galveston Bay

    March 23, 2014 11:59 AM

    TEXAS CITY, Texas - Response efforts continue overnight in response to a vessel incident, which occurred in the Houston Ship Channel Saturday afternoon. Four skimming vessels remain on-scene to continue recovering spilled bunker fuel oil. Officials with the unified command, who are overseeing the spill containment and recovery efforts,... more »
  • Acadiana Crews Head North to Help Restore Power After Sandy

    October 29, 2012 11:28 PM

    Crews from across the country are on their way to the northeast to help restore power outages caused by now Tropical Storm Sandy. They're even getting a little bit of help from Acadiana. At least two local companies sent crews to help areas hit by Sandy, CLECO and Entergy. ... more »
  • Additional Crews Arrive at Large Colorado Wildfire

    June 16, 2012 4:04 PM

    More firefighting crews are joining the battle against a Colorado wildfire that has scorched about 85 square miles and burned at least 112 homes. It's also believed to have killed a woman whose body was found in her cabin. Fire officials say more than 1,500 personnel are now involved in... more »
  • Crews clean up spill near Head of Passes

    April 4, 2012 9:54 AM

    BULL BAY, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews are cleaning up a spill of about 630 gallons of oil that came from a production facility in Bull Bay near the Head of Passes of the Mississippi River. The Coast Guard says the spill was from a Gulf Production... more »
  • Plant crews cleaning up after explosion Thursday

    March 26, 2012 5:43 AM

    GEISMAR, La. (AP) - Westlake Chemical Corp. crews were clearing chemical Sunday from a tower damaged by an explosion and fire last week at the plant in Geismar. A crane apparently arrived from out of state late Saturday, allowing crews to stabilize the tower that held an estimated 500 gallons... more »
  • Crews Remove Abandoned Boats Blighting Bayous

    December 13, 2011 7:59 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Dozens of abandoned boats that have been blighting bayous in Terrebonne Parish are being removed. Crews started work this past week. They will continue to dismantle and dispose of the decaying vessels through the end of the month. It can be messy work, because many of... more »
  • As La. Floodwaters Rise, Crews Save Osprey Chicks

    May 20, 2011 8:14 AM

    COW ISLAND LAKE, La. (AP) - Bird rehabilitators have swooped in and rescued osprey chicks and eggs from Louisiana wildlife areas threatened by floodwaters. The rising waters unleashed by the Morganza spillway's opening has sent people and wildlife searching for higher ground while leaving chicks and other animals at risk.... more »
  • Crews Started Pumping Cement into Blown-Out Well

    September 17, 2010 3:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Crews started pumping cement Friday deep under the seafloor to permanently plug BP's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. A BP spokesman said there no longer was a need to use mud in tandem with the cement because pressure from the well wasn't an issue.... more »
  • Weather Could be a Hurdle for Crews Working on Well

    August 10, 2010 11:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Crews finishing work meant to forever stop oil from leaking from a blown-out undersea well into the Gulf may have one more hurdle to overcome: the weather. The National Hurricane Center is watching a cluster of thunderstorms in the far eastern Gulf of Mexico that forecasters... more »
  • Final Plug Nears After Crews Cement Oil Well's Top

    August 6, 2010 8:45 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Crews moved closer to a final seal on BP's blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico after pumping fresh cement into the top of the well to hold down mud that is stopping the seafloor gusher. Engineers poured in cement Thursday to... more »
  • Crews Drill Deep into Gulf of Mexico to Halt Leak

    June 20, 2010 6:49 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Drilling crews are grinding ever deeper to build the relief wells that are the best hope of stopping the massive oil leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. The crew of Transocean Ltd.'s Development Driller II finished pouring cement Sunday morning... more »
  • Oil response crews using shop vacuums to suck oil

    June 16, 2010 5:26 PM

    BAY JIMMY, La. (AP) - Oil response crews in coastal Plaquemines Parish are getting creative in trying to clean up the marshes, using shop vacuums to suck oil into 55-gallon drums. Disaster Recovery Corp. workers Jessie Shafeer and Rick Soto, paid by BP and working under the direction of parish... more »
  • Cleanup Crews Must Battle Oil - and Heat, Humidity

    June 15, 2010 6:31 AM

    BAY JIMMY, La. (AP) - In the oil-fouled marshes of the Mississippi River delta, the sizzling high-noon heat beats down like a fist. There's hardly a breeze to stir the reeds dotted across the tea colored water, but Allen Sreiy is covered from the chin down by a white plastic... more »
  • Coast Guard Says Crews May Set Fires to Burn Off Oil

    April 27, 2010 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews may set fires to burn off oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from a wrecked offshore drilling platform. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry says the burn would be done far offshore and could happen as soon as Wednesday. She... more »
  • Power Crews Work To Restore Power In Lafayette Parish

    January 12, 2010 6:37 PM

    Almost 300 households are still without power after power crews. Series of problems kept Entergy from being able to finish placing new lines. The wire they put up after yesterday's outage burned. So today, a larger wire was installed. Then, that one broke the pole. Crews also hit a... more »
  • Road Closure: Scott

    October 14, 2009 8:14 AM

    In Scott, Lebesque Road from Shantel Road to Roger Road will be closed for one month, beginning today (October 14). Only local residents and business owners will be allowed through. Crews will be replacing large drainage culverts.

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