Heavy Oil Lands On Louisiana Shore

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From The Wall St. Journal

HOUSTON—Louisiana officials reported the landfall of thick pockets of brownish oil in several parts of the state’s fragile coastline, a moment they’ve been dreading since a blast aboard Transocean Ltd.’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig unleashed a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month.

We knew it was coming,” said PJ Hahn, Plaquemines Parish’s Coastal Zone Manager. Hahn saw the crude first-hand on Wednesday in the sensitive Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area. “It was just thick, gooey oil in pools all up against the marsh,” he said.

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