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Latest New Orleans oil spill Stories

2008-07-30 15:00:41

Mississippi River traffic has reopened but authorities say discovery of more oil spill near Louisiana's Gulf of Mexico coast could complicate cleanup efforts.

2008-07-29 03:01:02

NEW ORLEANS - Several dozen ships and hundreds of barges are waiting to be cleaned before they can leave the area where a massive oil spill closed down part of the Mississippi River at New Orleans, a Coast Guard official said Sunday.

2008-07-29 00:00:26

By Janet McConnaughey NEW ORLEANS - A large fuel spill that shut down the mouth of the Mississippi River for four days has had a limited impact on wildlife so far, but officials are worried about fragile wetlands downstream.

2008-07-28 15:00:35

Maritime officials say a crippled barge that spilled 400,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Mississippi River at New Orleans could be removed soon.

2008-07-28 15:00:35

Workers are using booms to contain a fuel oil spill in the Mississippi River at New Orleans. The Coast Guard reopened the river to limited traffic as the cleanup continued Saturday.

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2008-07-26 12:00:00

Ships began crawling up the Mississippi River at New Orleans in a tightly controlled procession Friday, two days after a massive oil spill shut down a stretch of one of the nation's most critical commercial arteries.

2008-07-26 09:00:27

Shipping traffic on the Mississippi River was partially flowing again in New Orleans Saturday as officials worked to clean up a massive oil spill. The U.S.

2008-07-24 15:00:39

A catastrophic oil spill resulting from a tanker collision stretched about 100 miles from New Orleans to the mouth of the Mississippi River, officials say. The U.S. Coast Guard has closed the river from mile marker 97 to the Gulf of Mexico as crews begin cleanup efforts.

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2008-07-23 16:52:59

U.S. Coast Guard officials were forced to close a 29-mile stretch of waterway around New Orleans on Wednesday when a chemical tanker collided with a fuel barge on the Mississippi River resulting in a spill of over 400,000 gallons of fuel oil.

2006-02-13 13:18:29

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday a heavy fuel oil spill from a Chevron facility in New York Harbor closed vessel traffic in waters near Staten Island.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.