Oil well leaking into Gulf of Mexico, 4-mile-wide visible sheen, Coast Guard says

The Coast Guard says it is responding to a “loss of well control event” at an oil and gas platform 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, La., in the Gulf of Mexico. Energy Resources Technology Gulf of Mexico LLC reported the event, saying that a 4 mile-by-.75 mile “rainbow sheen” was visible in the gulf via flyover.  All platform personnel were evacuated safely, and the Coast Guard is working with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to investigate the occurence, a release said. al.com

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