Security zone put in place around Deepwater Horizon

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Posted: Oct 27, 2010 3:35 PM by Russell Jones
Source: U. S. Department of Justice

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Federal authorities have ordered a security zone be created around the Deepwater Horizon’s wreckage in order to protect any evidence that may still be near the blown well.

The zone extends 750 feet in all directions from the wreckage site and its debris field, and companies that could enter the area have been told not to.

The U. S. District Court in New Orleans issued the order in response to a motion filed by the Department of Justice. The order said that the court found it in the best interest of the public to protect the search area and any evidence located there against intentional or unintentional loss.

The security zone will stay in place until October 8, 2011 unless it is renewed.

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