May 20, 2010 – Exactly a month after the Deepwater Horizon exploded, heavy oil slicks started to clog Louisiana marshes and reach a powerful current that could take it as far as Florida and beyond.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal declared it was just the outer edge of the real spill: “This is the heavy oil that everyone’s been fearing that is here now,” he said during a boat tour.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated yesterday that a small portion of the oil slick had entered the so-called “loop current,” a stream of faster moving water that circulates around the Gulf before bending around Florida and up the Atlantic coast. Its arrival may precede a wider environmental catastrophe affecting the Florida Keys and tourist-dotted beaches along the state’s east coast.
At least 6 million gallons of oil have already poured into the Gulf off the Louisiana coast since the explosion a month ago, making it the worst U.S. environmental disaster in decades. The Exxon Valdez tanker spilled 11 million gallons in Alaska in 1989.
Do I have a Louisiana Oil Spill Lawsuit?
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If you or somebody you know has suffered an economic loss related to your Gulf Coast business or coastal property, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an oil spill lawsuit and we can help. We are currently accepting cases and/or claims in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.