No more oil found near Indiana refinery spill

The Coast Guard said Monday that crews didn't find any more oil during the latest search of the Lake Michigan shore following last week's spill at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery.
AP Wire
Apr 1, 2014

Officials said a Coast Guard, BP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assessment team checking the area near the Whiting refinery on Sunday spotted no visible oil on the shore or in the water. Cleanup workers spent last week removing oil from about a half-mile section of shoreline.

The Coast Guard said BP is being allowed to remove most of the containment boom from the lake some 20 miles southeast of downtown Chicago where a refinery malfunction discharged oil on March 24.

BP estimates between 15 and 39 barrels of oil were discharged into the lake. That's between 630 and 1,638 gallons.



This story has been posted since 11am this morning and not 1 comment of praise from the big oil haters about what a good job BP has done in reacting quickly to contain this inadvertant spill.

Mistakes can happen, but it is how an individual or company responds to the mistake that determines the character, compassion, honesty, and intergrity of a company in making any wrong a right. Job well done BP.

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