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Five-mile wide suspected oil slick spotted just north of Deepwater Horizon explosion site

Five-mile wide suspected oil slick spotted just north of Deepwater Horizon explosion site
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:46 AM on 21st March 2011
Comments (3) Add to My Stories A suspected oil slick has been spotted around 20 miles north from the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.
Several people reported seeing a rainbow sheen on the surface of the water several miles long just off the coast of Louisiana, to the National Response Center.
Officials have confirmed there is a five-mile wide spill of some substance in the Gulf of Mexico, but have not yet identified it.
Another slick? Several people have reported seeing a rainbow sheen on the surface of the water several miles long just off the coast of Louisiana

Casey Ranel, a spokesman for the Coast Guard said the agency sent out a cutter this morning to collect samples of the substance.
An airplane is also expected to fly over the area to give officials a better idea of what's in the water.

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