New Oil.. Different Spill - Update

POSTED: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 5:29pm


The company the Coast Guard is blaming for the recent oil found near Grand Isle, Anglo-Suisse, says the cleanup is done.

The oil started washing onshore near Grand Isle back in the middle of March, and it didn't take long for the Coast Guard to blame Anglo-Suisse for the spill.

Even though the company didn't agree, they still assumed all the costs to clean the stuff up.

The last of the oil, found in the small islands west of Fourchon, was cleaned up on April 6.

Cleanup of Elmer's Island wrapped up on March 28, and the beaches near Grand Isle were clean on March 24.

(NBC33) - Less than a year after the Crisis on the Coast began, responders are back on the shore cleaning up oil.  This time, from a different spill.

Anglo Suisse, a company from Houston says the oil is from one of their wells.  It started showing up on the Louisiana shore west of Grand Isle over the weekend.

"Ecologically it's not a significant spill, but asthetically, it's a significant spill", says Dr. Ed Overton.  Overton is a Professor Emeritus at LSU and an oil spill expert.

Anglo Suisse hasn't returned calls to NBC33 asking for a statement or comment.

The Mayor of Grand Isle says the beaches there aren't impacted.  David Camardelle says city leaders, BP officials, and the Coast Guard are watching the beaches, and the water.

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