Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
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09 September 2021 Current Affairs:After the deadly Hurricane Ida, cleanup crews and the U.S. Coast Guard are trying to locate the source of the oil spill found in the Gulf of Mexico.
♦ Satellite photos from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show an oil slick about 2 miles (3 kilometers) outside the Louisiana’s Port Fourchon,
♦ It is believed that the miles-long oil spill occurred in the Bay Marchand region in the Gulf of Mexico.
♦ It appears to come from an underwater source at the offshore drilling site. Damaged pipes in the bay may be the cause of the leak.