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BREAKING: Another Oil Rig Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On September 2, 2010 @ 12:45 pm In Water Issues | 1 Comment

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Just when you thought things were getting better in the Gulf of Mexico [2], another oil rig has just exploded [3]. This morning around 9:30 am CDT a commercial helicopter reported that an oil production platform exploded 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana. All 13 of the workers are accounted for, although one has been injured and is en route to the hospital. The Coast Guard has deployed multiple helicopters, an airplane and several Coast Guard cutters to the site. This oil rig was apparently not producing any oil, but it is not clear if there is or will be a leak. This newest explosion, five months after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe [4], occurred 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay on a platform owned by Houston-based Mariner Energy

Via CNN [3]

Photo © Wikimedia Commons [5]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/02/breaking-another-oil-rig-explodes-in-the-gulf-of-mexico/800px-deepwater_horizon_offshore_drilling_unit_on_fire_2010/

[2] getting better in the Gulf of Mexico: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/25/scientists-say-hungry-microbes-ate-giant-bp-gulf-oil-plume/

[3] another oil rig has just exploded: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/02/rescue-efforts-underway-after-oil-rig-accident-in-gulf/

[4] Deepwater Horizon catastrophe: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/05/oil-spill-still-devastating-the-gulf-still-no-stopping-the-leak/

[5] Wikimedia Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Deepwater_Horizon_offshore_drilling_unit_on_fire_2010.jpg

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