Title: Oil sheen mysteriously appears off Louisiana’s Gulf Coast
Author: AnneClaire Stapleton Contributing
Date: 2:57 PM EDT, Thu October 4, 2012
An oil sheen about four miles long has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the worst oil spill in U.S. history, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday.
It was not immediately clear where the oil is coming from, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tippets.
Coast Guardsmen went to the location after seeing the oil on a satellite image, Tippets said. The response team collected samples and sent them to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in Connecticut for testing.
Published: October 4th, 2012 at 3:28 pm ET
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