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Subject: [Leica] Re: IMG: Miss River Oil Spill in New Orleans
From: leicachris at (Chris Williams)
Date: Thu Jul 31 08:11:36 2008
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It does seems to be more on TV now. They tried raising the broken barge and 
it ended up  spilling more oil.


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To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: Miss River Oil Spill in New Orleans

> Chris,
> It seems to get plenty of attention here in Texas, and I see it mentioned 
> on ABC quite often.
> Gene
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "Chris Williams" <>
>> Does not seem like it's getting allot of national attention, but on 
>> Wednesday
>> morning an oil tanker hit a tugboat pushing a barge full of industrial 
>> oil down
>> the Miss River just west of the Miss River Bridge in New Orleans. 9,000 
>> barrels
>> went into the river, 400,000 gallons of industrial oil(like diesel) 
>> spilled into
>> the river. This is one of the worst spills on the Miss River.
>> Saturday night at a wedding I was able to be high enough to still view 
>> the oil
>> slick on the river. At that time only 10% of the oil had be contained. 
>> The
>> sunken barge is located where the bright lights underneath the bridge are 
>> in
>> these images. There are some reflections in the images due to shooting 
>> through a
>> very dark tinted window, but the spill is very noticeable still.
>> D3, 2500iso
>> While the Coast Guard is once again doing a bang up job, it seems others 
>> are
>> only concerned about the loss of revenue with having to shut down the 
>> river for
>> a few days. Very little is being discussed on the news about 
>> environmental
>> impacts as the spill moves into the wetlands along Louisiana's coast. It 
>> seems
>> very surprising to me whenever oil drilling is discussed nationally that 
>> a spill
>> always seems to follow.
>> Chris
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