Read more: Natural gas well leaking in Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says | Gulf Coast - WDSU HomeNEW ORLEANS —The Coast Guard says natural gas is leaking from a well at a production platform in the Gulf of Mexico 74 miles southwest of Port Fourchon, La.
Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash says the well is not spewing, but a rainbow sheen four miles wide and three-quarters of a mile long was spotted in an aerial survey Tuesday.
The Coast Guard says a crew was working Monday night to temporarily plug the well when workers lost control. Two other wells on the platform were closed off. No one was hurt.
Slowly destroying our earth. Hopefully this get under control ASAP, this is the last thing the Gulf needs.