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Fire reported on Gulf platform

by on November 16, 2012 4:31 pm GMT
Initial reports said two people had died, but that has not been confirmed. CNBC reported that the fire had been contained around 10:30 am local time.The four injured were airlifted to the West Jefferson Medical Centre in Louisiana, local reports said, citing the US Coast Guard. Three of them are

Explosion on GoM platform injures 11

by on November 16, 2012 4:31 pm GMT
Initial reports said two people had died, but a US Coast Guard spokesman said there had been "zero" confirmed deaths. The fire has been extinguished, the spokesman said.The 11 injured were airlifted to hospital in Louisiana. At least four are said to be in critical condition with severe third-degree

Oiled animals puzzle experts

by on November 10, 2012 12:12 am GMT
Sightings of oiled birds and marine mammals over the past two months have raised "red flags" among state and federal agencies that oversee wildlife and environmental conditions in the region, US Coast Guard spokesman David Mosley told Reuters.The precise scope of oil contamination has yet to be quantified, but

BP plugs openings in underwater dome after oil sheen in Gulf

by on October 26, 2012 1:37 am GMT
BP plugs openings in underwater dome after oil sheen in GulfBY ALISON SIDERBP said that it capped and plugged a containment dome left on the sea floor during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, thought to be the source of an oil sheen first spotted last month on the surface of the