“No pollution” reported in latest deadly Gulf oil rig explosion

Roughly 4 ½ half years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill — the largest in U.S. history — a second fatal oil rig explosion has occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. However, media outlets report “no pollution” associated with the latest incident.

Overnight New Orleans news stations started reporting one death and multiple injuries associated with the explosion of a Fieldwood Energy oil rig, located roughly 12 miles off the Louisiana coastline.

WGNO, the New Orleans’ ABC affiliate, is reporting the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says “no pollution” is associated with the incident, noting the Texas-based company’s platform was not in production at the time of the incident.

Read more in the Nov. 27 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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