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Houston company aids La. oil spill cleanup

4 years ago Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:36:09 PM CDT March 23, 2011 Wednesday, March 23 2011 Mar 23, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A Houston company is helping the Coast Guard clean up oil that has reached the shores of Louisiana even though the company doesn't believe it was responsible for the spill.

A statement issued Wednesday by Anglo-Suisse Offshore Partners says the company was surprised to learn that the Coast Guard believes the oil spill originated from one of its non-producing wells. Anglo-Suisse said it was in the process of plugging and abandoning the well when it reported a discharge of less than five gallons to the Coast Guard on Friday.

An estimated one-quarter to one-half-mile of shoreline has been affected by patches of oil. The Coast Guard says tests on oil taken from the shores of Elmer Island suggest a possible match with oil taken from the company's well.

IMAGE:  WVUE-TV

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