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July 30, 2022: Massive Oil Spill in Mississippi River

The tanker ship, Hafina Rhine, at the center of the oil spill near Kenner.

The US Coast Guard responded to an oil spill in the Mississippi River near Kenner, LA on Thursday evening. A tanker vessel discharged around 2,100 gallons of oil during a fueling operation with a fuel barge. The tanker’s crew worked quickly to contain the spill. The cause of the spill is currently under investigation. Authorities are monitoring the effects on local wildlife.

2,100 gallons of fuel oil entered Mississippi River in Kenner on Friday

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