Cleanup crews move in on Mississippi oil spill

By

Coast Guardsmen and private contractors worked with vacuum trucks and spongelike pads along a 10-mile stretch of the Mississippi River Monday to clean up 370,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge collision on Sunday. Officials predicted the cleanup could last 10 days. The Gulf Strike Team, a pollution-control team based in Bay Louis, Miss., was called in to supervise the work. Oil containment booms were set up at the St. Bernard and Westwego municipal water intakes to ensure the spill would not contaminate water supplies.

Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...