Mississippi River reopens in La. 2 days after crude oil spilled in a barge-towboat accident

  • Article by: JANET McCONNAUGHEY , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 24, 2014 - 5:35 PM

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard reopened a normally bustling stretch of the lower Mississippi River to ships and boaters Monday, two days after an oil spill closed the major inland waterway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

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tooty123Feb. 23, 14 5:25 PM

"Only a sheen of oil" but they don't know how much was spilled. And who will pay for this clean up? The oil company, the barge company, or the government? Do they have any new methods of clean-up yet? Nope.

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daytonsajokeFeb. 25, 14 1:24 PM

where did the oil come from? Why don't we have pipelines to carry oil instead of hauling it on rail or river? Much safer for environment.

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