Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oil Spill in Louisiana

This is what happened to Deepwater Horizon, an oil rig built in 2001 operating in the Gulf of Mexico off the Coast of Louisiana. The oil rig had a sudden explosion on April 20, 2010 and discharging up to 5,000 barrels of crude oil daily.

Today, we drove by the beach and we smell crude oil moving to the area of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The smell is so strong in our area and much more on the beach. This could result into an environmental disaster if the crude oil reach the Gulf coast. It could damage the eco- system, the Gulf coast fishing industry and of course the habitat of hundreds of bird species like seagulls, pelicans and ducks. I just hope that the clean up process in the Louisiana area will be fast enough to keep this threat away from our shoreline. Deepwater Horizon sank at the bottom of the sea after 2 days of the explosion.

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