Prison for La. man in 2008 Miss. River oil spill, Associated Press, January 19, 2011:
The co-owner of a company whose towboat was involved in an oil spill that closed part of the Mississippi River for nearly a week has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Randall Dantin of Marrero had pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. ...
In July 2008, the towboat was pushing a tanker barge when it collided with a tanker ship. The barge spilled 283,000 gallons of fuel and closed part of the river for six days.