Clean-Up Continues Near New Orleans Following Yet Another Oil Spill; This Time In The Mississippi River!

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The Unified Command, consisting of the Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office, Gallagher Marine, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and response personnel are continuing the cleanup efforts after the vessel Pac Antares struck a pier Thursday morning near Nashville Avenue Wharf, releasing heavy fuel oil into the Mississippi River.

Cleanup operations will continue as long as it is safe to do so.

“We are grateful for the cooperation between all members of the unified command,” Capt. Wayne Arguin, commander, Coast Guard Sector New Orleans said in a statement, “and for their efforts to quickly restore commerce and minimize environmental impact.”

As of now, there have been no reports of impacted wildlife.

The Unified Command is preparing for Saturday’s weather. The Unified Command has deployed 121 people, 29 boats, and six skimmers to remove oil from impacted waterways and shorelines.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

Sound familiar?

Something drastically needs to be done, now; before three oil spills within a little more than a one-month period turns into four or more!

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