Coast Guard investigating miles-long sheen spotted in Gulf of Mexico

POSTED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 5:46pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 5:49pm

The Coast Guard is looking into a report of oil in the Gulf of Mexico that first came in early this morning.

The sheen is about a mile long and ten miles wide and is located near two Shell oil production facilities. It’s about 150 miles from New Orleans.

Shell and the Coast Guard are trying to find the source of the oil.

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