How a 672,000-Gallon Oil Spill Was Nearly Invisible

Read the full story in the New York Times.

Mention oil spills, and images of birds coated in black slime and a shiny slick on the ocean’s surface come to mind.

But not all oil spills are the same.

About 672,000 gallons of oil spilled when a pipeline fractured about a mile below the ocean’s surface this month in the Gulf of Mexico southeast of Venice, La., which is about 65 miles south of New Orleans.

Hardly any of it was visible.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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