Collision Resulting in Oil Spill Closes Down 65 miles of Mississippi River
A barge ran into a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans causing a huge oil spill that closed down a 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River, including the Port of New Orleans. Water traffic was cut off as crews came in to clean up the spill on Sunday. The cause of the spill is still under investigation and officials are still unsure of how much oil was spilled. No one was hurt, though public drinking intakes on the river were closed as a precaution in St. Charles Parish. It has now been deemed as safe to drink.
By Jordan Moses
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