Monday, May 3, 2010

Oil Spill Reaches Mississippi River

A slick threatens Eclipse marshes also infamous Exxon Valdez disaster spread out of control with a washing Dull luster of land along the Gulf Coast Thursday night as fishermen racing to catch shrimp and his men deployed booms. The accident was higher than expected - five times higher than previously estimated - and closer.

Faint greasy fingers were reaching the delta of the Mississippi River lapping the coast of Louisiana in long thin lines. "And 'worrying," David Kennedy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told The Associated Press. "I am shocked. This is very, very big deal. And the effort must go and do something, especially if you continue on, are just crazy."

The oil spill threatens island barrier Louisiana - a buffer against hurricanes - wetlands and more than 400 animal species, including whales, dolphins, pelicans and bruno - the bird of State - CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann reports from Empire,

The way how the database of oil, say environmental experts, the damage is equal or even Eclipse 1989 Exxon Valdez pay off the southern coast of Alaska, the worst oil spill in U.S. history and one of the worst environmental disasters recent decades.


Obama, speaking at an event for the 2010 National Teacher of the Year, said he had been receiving frequent briefings on the situation and that he is prepared to use the resources of the Department of Defense if necessary to deal with the oil spill.


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