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Natural gas sheen spotted in Gulf after platform failure

3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago July 09, 2013 Jul 9, 2013 Tuesday, July 09 2013 July 09, 2013 2:29 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard said Tuesday natural gas is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico, and a four by three-quarter mile sheen has developed in the water after an incident at a well site.

Workers on an oil and natural gas production platform about 74-miles southwest of Port Fourchon reported they lost well control. They were evacuated from the platform after reporting the problem.

Flights over the area show a rainbow sheen on the surface of the water.

Federal and local authorities are now monitoring response efforts and work to get the leak stopped.

The Coast Guard said it will investigate what happened along with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
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