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


BREAKING NEWS: 100-Mile Long Oil Slick Spotted Off Louisiana Coast, Stuart H. Smith Esq., March 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm EDT:

A large oil slick – 12-miles wide by 100-miles long – was spotted yesterday off Grand Isle, Louisiana, by pilot Bonny Schumaker, who heads up the California-based environmental nonprofit “On Wings of Care.” Ms. Schumaker confirmed that the slick is rapidly expanding...

New Orleans photographer Jerry Moran, who was flying with Schumaker, filed aerial photos. ...

Ms. Schumaker observed the slick roughly 25 miles from where BP’s Macondo well spewed more than 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf last year.

There are already allegations that the Coast Guard and other authorities are busy trying to cover up the spill, so stay tuned.

See photos here.

Regarding the allegations that the Coast Guard and other authorities are busy trying to cover up the spill:

Spill reported off Grand Isle, Houma Today, March 20, 2011 at 7:01 am EDT:

[Emphasis Added]

Officials confirmed there is a 5-mile wide spill of some substance in the Gulf, but they have not determined what it is. The substance will not be identified until this morning, as a patrol boat was still en route to the scene at 9 p.m., Coast Guard Petty Officer Casey Ranel said Saturday night.

The National Response Center first received a report of oil at 9:34 a.m. Saturday. ...

“They were doing some dredging at the mouth of the river, so it could be some silt or dredging material,” [Grand Isle Fire Chief Aubrey] Chiasson said. ...

The Coast Guard would have gotten to the supposed spill earlier, but they were called to a search and rescue case, officials said. ...

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