Homeland Security: New ‘leak’ spews oil and gas 20 feet into air off Louisiana coast

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
By Paul Martin

FloridaOilSpillLaw.com
July 27th, 2010

Fox News reports a Louisiana Homeland Security director says there is a new oil leak in the Gulf “after a boat struck an oil well in the early morning hours on Tuesday.”

A workboat collided with the well… “shearing off its valve structure” and releasing oil and gas, according to Homeland Security official Deano Bonano.

Oil is shooting up “20 feet in the air from the severed 4-inch pipe, a contractor who flew over the leak told Fox News.”

“The area has been evacuated and civilian boats are being told not to enter the scene, where ‘a fair bit of oil’ is leaking out, the contractor said.”

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