Louisiana Oil Geyser: 20-Foot Oil Leak Shooting Up In Plaquemines Parish After Hit By Tugboat (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 07-27-10 01:29 PM   |   Updated: 07-27-10 02:51 PM

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NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Oil is spewing from a damaged well north of a bay where officials have been fighting the spill from the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Coast Guard says a tow boat called Pere Ana C. hit the wellhead near Mud Lake early Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

The Coast Guard did not know who owns the small well or how much oil has leaked. But a sheen has been spotted in the lake. Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts says oil is spewing from the wellhead.

Coast Guard Lt. Brian Sattler says a helicopter has been dispatched to survey the area, which is accessible only by boat.

Mud Lake is part of a network of bayous and lakes north of Barataria Bay, an ecologically sensitive coastal estuary where authorities have been fighting waves of oil from the Gulf spill.

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NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Oil is spewing from a damaged well north of a bay where officials have been fighting the spill from the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard says a tow boat called Pe...
NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Oil is spewing from a damaged well north of a bay where officials have been fighting the spill from the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard says a tow boat called Pe...
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tullydad   2 minutes ago (1:32 AM)
"Of what importance, it may be said, is such a question of academic freedom in a world distracted by war, tormented by persecution, and abounding in concentration camps for those how will not be accomplices to iniquity? In comparison with such things, I admit, the issue of academic freedom is not in itself of the first magnitude. But it is part and parcel of the same battle. Let it be remembered what is at stake, in the greatest issues as well as those that seem to be smaller, is the freedom of the individual human spirit to express its beliefs and hopes for...humanity...whether they be shared by many or by few or by none."

Bertrand Russell
RightsGuy   28 minutes ago (1:07 AM)
BP only cares about maintaining its image so it can keep making money. They don’t care about the people their actions and policies have killed.

The human cost of the oil spill and BPs corruption is huge, not only with this oil spill disaster, but with many other losses of life on other BP rigs.

Everyone please take a look at the following tribute by Steve Joynt to the 11 men who died on the Deepwater Horizon, “Oil spill Day 100: The 11 men who died on the Deepwater Horizon”

http://blog.al.com/live/2010/07/oil_spill_day_100_the_11_men_w.html

We can never lose sight of the human cost of BP’s and others’ malfeasance.
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Judson Parker   2 hours ago (11:16 PM)
Updates?
zanderofnola   3 hours ago (11:03 PM)
Barataria Bay is getting it from both ends now! I used to fish Redfish around Mud Lake in the winter. They had a spill around there 6 years back but the area came back to normal in after two years. I suspect this will take longer - 33 barrels a day.
Il Porto Ristorante   6 hours ago (7:46 PM)
BIG OIL IS FINALLY PUTTING THE ICING ON THE CAKE..AFTER YEARS OF MAKING BILLIONS IN PROFIT OVER CHARGING "WE THE PEOPLE" . NOW THEY ARE DESTROYING OUR WORLD ...WHO WILL ULTIMATELY PAY FOR THIS MESS.."WE THE PEOPLE"..
OBAMA WANTS 20 BILLION IN ESCROW....IT SHOULD BE 200 BILLION IN ESCROW....I WONDER HOW DEEP OUR POLITICIANS ARE IN WITH THESE OIL COMPANIES....OUR GOVT SHOULD TAKE OVER BP'S ASSETS IN THE USA
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sulalives   6 hours ago (7:37 PM)
Everytime someone in the region of the south would say something foolish a warning against that statement is represented in a way that should wake up those of weak minds
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Polly and Crackers   9 hours ago (4:19 PM)
Wow.. epic fail. We will all be swimming in and drinking oil one day. Here's our take on the 100th day of the oil spill.. http://www.bestfunnyblog.com/world-news/gulf-oil-spill-day-100/
votingthistime   12 hours ago (1:36 PM)
A few people have posted here recently saying that people are already starting to forget what
has happened in the Gulf of Mexico these last 100 days. I certainly hope that is not so.
I wrote a song about BP and the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico called Special Place.
Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMvPDK8oJBk
Unfortunately,as this article reveals, BP isn't the only bad actor here. Please people,
do not forget that there is nothing inevitable about these oil spills.
Intelligent, responsible regulation should ensure that these things don't happen.
The lack of such regulation is insane. Has the government learned nothing from the last 100 days?
zanderofnola   3 hours ago (10:57 PM)
aint no one down here forgetting about it. Getting great footage on Billy the Exterminator tonight. He saved an oiled raccoon. ...100 days was all over local news.
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Rubbish   14 hours ago (11:30 AM)
LOL..I guess they get what they voted for! Buahahah!
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George Sikat III   14 hours ago (11:07 AM)
God, please hit the reset button now! We do not deserve the blessing to be stewards of this earth anymore.
So many good people but just a few only care about personal fortune, leads to irresponsibility.

You know what to do. Thank you God!
VegasDealer   9 hours ago (5:03 PM)
"The Day the Earth Stood Still"...
JakeRogers1986   8 hours ago (5:54 PM)
"God, please hit the reset button now! "

And people wonder why faith, religion and god are things that ruin and poison everything. That yearning for the end to come is something that doesn't receive utter rejection and ridicule is sickening. How about this for an idea; Fellow homo sapiens, decide that we are the one race that has the power given threw evolution and our own decision making, to move past our ancestors. To make the right decisions. God has nothing, Not one thing to do with these real issues. and when people say, beg, hope for the "end times" to come. It just goes to show how far we have yet to go.
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skatoolaki   4 hours ago (9:15 PM)
Amen (pun intended).
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shuttermug   15 hours ago (10:44 AM)
Spill baby spill !
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BannedNBoston   15 hours ago (10:07 AM)
It doesn't even hit the water.
The corexit fumes evaporate it.

http://www.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner~y2010m7d27-BP-EPA-Sept-11-Deja-View-Video
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Professor Zoom   16 hours ago (9:31 AM)
So why the need for more drilling when there are all these capped wells out there?
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kareemachan   16 hours ago (9:08 AM)
They don't know who owns it?!
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PaganCanuck   16 hours ago (9:48 AM)
Other articles have more updates. It's an abandoned well which I think ends up under the jurisdiction of the state but I'm not sure.
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Mr Ch   4 hours ago (9:59 PM)
you mean some company just walked awy and left their mess for the taxpayer
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DrMatt   17 hours ago (9:04 AM)
It's a sign from God for Louisiana to impeach Piyush Amrit Jindal.

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