Miles-long oil spill discovered in Gulf of Mexico in aftermath of Hurricane Ida

Multiple spills have been spotted in the Gulf since the hurricane.

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September 5, 2021 - 1:37 PM

An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, federal authorities are responding in the Gulf to a 14-mile-long oil spill discovered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Federal authorities are responding to a 14-mile-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico discovered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, according to the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office.

The spill, which consists of a 4-mile black sheen and a 10-mile rainbow sheen, is located in federal waters off Port Fourchon, Louisiana, Coordinator Sam Jones said. 

“That’s big,” Jones said in an interview on Saturday. “It’s the biggest one out there.” 

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