Discovered by the US Coast Guard, the new slick already measures 1 square mile and is 0.5 cm thick. The cause of the leak is from a ruptured pipeline caused when a “a jack-up rig dropped their spuds onto a pipeline earlier this morning causing an uncontrolled release of crude oil.”
I’m not sure what a jack up rig is or why they would drop their spuds but the result has been to cause more oil to be gushed into our already damaged Gulf for three hours before it was discovered. As of recent reports the leak is still flowing.
Does this mean more damage to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region?