- Apr 13, 2011
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NEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard says natural gas is leaking from a well at a production platform in the Gulf of Mexico 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, La.
Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash says the well is not spewing, but a rainbow sheen four miles wide and three-quarters of a mile long was spotted in an aerial survey Tuesday.
The Coast Guard says a crew was working Monday night to temporarily plug the well when workers lost control. Two other wells on the platform were closed off. No one was hurt.
Read more: Natural gas well leaking in Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says | Gulf Coast - WDSU Home
Slowly destroying our earth. Hopefully this get under control ASAP, this is the last thing the Gulf needs.