Coast Guard Investigating Reports of Oil Spills After Ida


The Coast Guard is investigating reports of possible oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico resulting from hurricane ida the Associated Press first reported the possible spills after reviewing the aerial images taken by the national oceanic and atmospheric administration they show a miles long black and brown slick floating near a large rig with the name enterprise offshore drilling painted on its helipad the company says its enterprise two oh five Rick was safely secured and evacuated prior to the storm's arrival and did not suffer any damage in the storm but the Coast Guard is dispatching aircraft to investigate reports of a slick south of port for shown Louisiana the Coast Guard spokesman says aircraft will also fly over major oil refinery along the Mississippi River south of New Orleans after a report of a rainbow colored sheen in the flood waters there Ben Thomas Washington

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