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Big Oil Spill Spotted Near Tanks on Miss.
ABC News ^ | Sept. 2, 2005 | AP Staff

Posted on 09/02/2005 10:50:20 AM PDT by seacapn

NEW ORLEANS Sep 2, 2005 — A huge oil spill was spotted near two storage tanks on the Mississippi River downstream from New Orleans, state officials said Friday.

The oil was seen in a flyover to the Venice area by the Department of Environmental Quality.

"Two tanks with the capacity of holding 2 million barrels appear to be leaking," the department said in a statement.

No further details were given.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: hurricanekatrina; katrina; louisiana; mississippiriver; neworleans; oil; oilspill
The environmental mess continues to grow, on top of the human calamity.
1 posted on 09/02/2005 10:50:26 AM PDT by seacapn
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To: seacapn

And otherwise intelligent people are talking about rebuilding??? Fine. Just build the damn city north of Lake Ponchartrain. Jeez.


2 posted on 09/02/2005 10:52:33 AM PDT by Galtoid
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To: Galtoid
"Fine. Just build the damn city north of Lake Ponchartrain. Jeez."

My grandparents would have to disagree with ya. They didn't weather Katrina just to have idiot liberals destroy their land. ;)
3 posted on 09/02/2005 10:55:37 AM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: Galtoid

You're right. It's time to pull out of this quagmire.


4 posted on 09/02/2005 10:55:37 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: tfecw

Justice Souter has two words for your grandparents: "Eminent domain."


5 posted on 09/02/2005 10:57:29 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: seacapn

There goes the shrimping industry.


6 posted on 09/02/2005 10:57:31 AM PDT by bikepacker67
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To: tfecw

All those unemployed folk that are being trucked around would make a nice addition to a new CCC to rebuild NO.

Perhaps that would also change them into men.


7 posted on 09/02/2005 10:57:49 AM PDT by Skeeve14 (1980's RR-Communism Evil Empire 2000's GWB-Communism good for Business)
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To: Brilliant
"Eminent domain."

I like to call it "IMMINENT Domain".......

8 posted on 09/02/2005 11:00:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (United States Marine Corps.....An army of WON!...........)
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To: tfecw

I say we send them to Washington D.C. where they can expect the best Federal treatment. That and their votes would be worthless.


9 posted on 09/02/2005 11:00:37 AM PDT by Naspino (Not creative enough to have a tagline.)
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To: Brilliant
You're right. It's time to pull out of this quagmire.

LOL!

10 posted on 09/02/2005 11:03:04 AM PDT by American Quilter
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To: Skeeve14

A large percentage of those people being trucked around to places like Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and other places will most likely become leaches on the public in those places for good. NO will be rebuilt without as many welfare citizens because they will be in Texas.


11 posted on 09/02/2005 11:09:45 AM PDT by yukong
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To: seacapn
2 Million BARRELS? not gallons?..........Seems too huge a number..........
12 posted on 09/02/2005 11:12:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (United States Marine Corps.....An army of WON!...........)
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To: Skeeve14

Pick-and-shovel brigades are a waste of money these days and are just an excuse for personal injury and liability claims.


13 posted on 09/02/2005 11:19:13 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: seacapn

Fires of unknown origin and oil leaking from storage facilities, all natural. S\

Even a very few of the Islamist types can exploit the disaster to make it even worse.


14 posted on 09/02/2005 12:05:32 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: Skeeve14

CCC?


15 posted on 09/02/2005 12:06:40 PM PDT by MortMan (Mostly Harmless)
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