Thursday, September 2, 2010

de ja vu


Oil Sheen Spreading From Rig Explosion

We hope the judge who overturned President Obama's moratorium on offshore drilling feels pretty bad: A mile-long oil sheen is spreading from the oil platform that exploded off the Louisiana coast earlier on Thursday, according to the Coast Guard. It's unclear whether the sheen is from fuel that was on the platform or from a leaking oil well undersea. The Associated Press says it was not currently producing, meaning that technically it was a "platform," not a rig. One person was injured when the platform, which is owned by Mariner Energy, exploded 100 miles off the Louisiana coast. It's in shallow water—340 feet, as opposed to the 5,000-foot deep Deepwater Horizon well.

Read it at Associated Press
what the heck is a sheen?

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