Nightmare Scene of Oil Unfolding in Wetlands

Monday, May 24, 2010
By Paul Martin

Crude oil spread through fragile US marshlands, a month after a drilling rig blast released a devastating spill that now threatens Florida, Cuba and even beyond.

AlterNet.com

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Crude oil spread through fragile US marshlands Thursday, a month after a drilling rig blast released a devastating spill that now threatens Florida, Cuba and even beyond.

Oil has been pouring into the Gulf of Mexico since the massive April 20 explosion on the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 and ruptured an underwater well pipe.

While British Petroleum said Thursday that a tube was now siphoning away 3,000 barrels of oil a day from the leak, a nightmare scene was unfolding in Louisiana wetlands.

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