Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Gulf Oil Platform Explodes, Burning Off LA. Coast--Associated Press

How many more environmental disasters by the oil companies can this Earth take?

Drilling Mora County


NEW ORLEANS, La.‹An offshore petroleum platform exploded and was burning
Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles off the Louisiana coast, west
of the site where BP's undersea well spilled after a rig explosion.

The Coast Guard said no one was killed in the explosion, which was spotted
by a commercial helicopter flying over the site Thursday morning. All 13
people aboard the rig have been accounted for, with one injury. The extent
of the injury was not known.

They were rescued from the water by an offshore service vessel, the Crystal
Clear, said Coast Guard Cmdr. She said they were taken to a nearby platform.
All were being flown to the Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma to be
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