Report: New huge spill near Deepwater Horizon, at MC243 — Slick is 100 miles long, skimming started days ago


Jercope, Twitter, March 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm EDT:

New Huge Spill is MISSISSIPPI CANYON SYSTEM same as Deepwater, source is reported to be MC243.

Jerry Cope, Twitter, March 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm EDT:

New HUGE slick confirmed. 25 miles South of Grand Isle. 12 X 100 miles. Skimming operations begun days ago. Pics coming soon. Exact source location is Matterhorn MC243

Read Jerry Cope's articles for the Huffington Post here.

LATEST INFORMATION:

Photos of “100-mile long oil slick spotted off Louisiana coast” — “Slick is rapidly expanding”

“Hard to believe I was seeing as much oil in the So. Louisiana area again” — “This disaster is far from over” – John Wathen (PHOTOS)

PREVIOUS UPDATES:

Updated 2: “Trouble brewing” at MC243; Eyewitness reports differ from officials — John Wathen going for aerial view

UPDATE 3: Times-Picayune reports on potentially “massive” 100 mile long oil sheen

UPDATE 4: “Slick was sighted by a helicopter pilot on Friday and is about 100 miles long”: Source – via Huffington Post

Report: Fresh oil coming ashore near South Pass — “Crews are laying new boom near the beach” and spraying “a substance”

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