Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 14, 2013
Halliburton rig worker acknowledges missing signs of well blowout as BP trial continues
By Richard Thompson, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). March 13, 2013.
“Joseph Keith, a mud logger for Halliburton’s Sperry Sun unit, testified Wednesday in the 11th day of the BP trial that he took a smoke break and missed a “kick” of natural gas an hour before the April 20, 2010 blowout of BP’s Macondo well and the explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig…” (Read more)
Fire rages after tugboat, barge strike Louisiana gas pipeline
By Kevin McGill, The Associated Press. March 13, 2013.
“NEW ORLEANS — A gas pipeline burned Wednesday morning in a bayou south of New Orleans hours after it was hit by a tug boat pushing an oil barge, but authorities say no oil appeared to be leaking from the barge…” (Read more)
Creatures in Alabama coastal marshes mostly unaffected by BP spill, according to study
By Ben Raines, The Press-Register (Mobile, Ala.). March 13, 2013.
“A three-year study of an Alabama marsh suggests the 2010 BP spill had little effect on the number of juvenile fish, shrimp and crabs living there before and after the disaster…” (Read more)
Exhibit focuses on coastal past, present
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Thibodeaux, La.). March 13, 2013.
You can see images of a coastal Louisiana that is long gone and the wetlands and swamps that advocates are working to save in a new exhibit at the Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Culture Center in Thibodaux…” (Read more)
A View from Above: the newest land in North America
By Scott Eustis, Gulf Restoration Network. March 8, 2013.
” A delta splay was created in the wake of the Flood of 2011, via a diversion project on the Mississippi River.
Less than two years after the flood, migrating white pelicans can be seen using the land…” (Read more)