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Toxic Beaches Remain in Shadow of Latest Rig Explosion

Toxic Beaches Remain in Shadow of Latest Rig Explosion

Ann Wright

As I was writing an article in Venice, Louisiana about my last two days in the Louisiana Gulf area doing research on the effects of the BP oil gusher, the news broke of another oil rig-production platform exploding in the gulf 80 miles south of Vermillion Bay. At this time, Coast Guard helicopters and ships are heading for the burning oil rig where 13 crewmen on the rig have abandoned the rig. Apparently no oil drilling was occurring when the explosion occurred.