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Capping the "other well"

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Posted: Jul 28, 2010 11:13 AM by Breanna Biehl
Source: AP

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Topics: Barataria Bay, wellhead, leak, spewing, jefferson Parish, Coast Guard, leaking, abandoned well

Efforts are under way to cap a spewing wellhead in Barataria Bay. It's been leaking since yesterday.

The Coast Guard says a towboat was pushing a barge on Mud Lake--just north of Barataria Bay-- when it hit the abandoned wellhead, around 1 a.m.

The towboat captain says the well was not lit as required.

About 6,000 feet of containment boom is already in place around the site. Authorities say the mile-long slick from the latest leak is small compared with the Gulf spill.

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