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Oil Spill Closes 80 Miles of the Mississippi River

Oil Spill Closes 80 Miles of the Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, July 24, 2008 (ENS) – Crews are struggling to contain and clean more than 419,000 gallons of fuel oil from an 80 mile closed stretch of the Mississippi River that extends from New Orleans downstream to the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spilled early Wednesday near downtown New Orleans when the 600-foot…