No Leaks from the Sunken Oil Rig

NEW ORLEANS-The 11 missing workers of the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico by Deepwater Horizon has not yet been found.The crew is still being sought as of the moment by rescuers after a thunderous explosion last Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile,US Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry said that the no crude oil has been found leaking from the drilling rig that blasted and sank in the gulf.There are no traces of oil spill 5,000 feet of the ocean floor or any signs of oil leaking beneath the water surface.

“Should we have any kind of leakage, we will be ready to respond,” Landry said, pledging authorities were also preparing for “our worst case scenario”,he said.

Landry added that the oil being collected now was the oil was only residuals from the exploding and sinking of the platform.

“We have not had any indication that there’s oil emanating from the drill site,” Coast Guard spokesman Mike Blakney said. The Coast Guard will continue to monitor both the surface and the subsea installations at the BP PLC-operated (BP, BP.LN) Macondo prospect, where the rig caught fire late Tuesday, “to be absolutely confident that there’s no longer the threat of a spill.”

The Coast Guard has still ongoing search and resuce operations for the 11 crew memberswho were left unaacounted for after the explosion. And by any case, if they can’t be found anymore, the Coast Guard will consult the family members as well as Transocean whether to continue or stop the rescue operations.

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  1. The environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig sinking into the Gulf of Mexico will be felt for years to come.

    As it sunk, the rig began spilling tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the water per hour. Nearly a half-million gallons have already spilled and the toll could be worse than that of the Valdez accident.

    Fears are that oil from the well on the sea floor will begin making its way to the surface. Just 41 miles from the coast, the rig is situated so that this incident has brought a lot of business to a halt on the seas, and for those who depend on the Gulf along the shores.

    And clearly, the impact of sea life in the Gulf is immediate and could be felt for years. Those waters serve as home to numerous fish species and shellfish like shrimp, mussels and oysters we find at markets. Not only is it next to impossible to farm these animals under such conditions, the water quality is sure to be jeopardized by the massive oil spill.

    Please read this site for more information on the environmental and economic damages this explosion, fire and spill have caused:

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