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Eleven missing, presumed dead. For a blow out that apparently should have been engineered against...and when the fire is extinguished, a possible oil spill. In the Gulf of Mexico, as if Louisiana has not suffered enough.
After the coal mine disaster last week, makes me wonder if OSHA is doing its job.
Rear Adm. Mary Landry, commander of the Coast Guard's 8th District said the rig was leaking 13,000 gallons of sweet crude oil an hour, but nearly all of it was burning in the fire, "We are only seeing minor sheening on the water," she said. "We do not see a major spill emanating from this incident."
The explosion was reported late Tuesday night on a Transocean Ltd. mobile offshore drilling unit called Deepwater Horizon, about 50 miles southeast of Venice, La. Crews continued dousing the fire with water today, (while others worked to shut off the valve that was feeding the blaze with oil,) said Adrian Rose, a Transocean vice president.