Second controlled burn of oil called a success

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GULF OF MEXICO - Contracted fishing vessels, Mary and Jace and Gulf Rambler, pull an oil boom during a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico, May 5, 2010. The controlled burn was conducted in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, BP, and other federal agencies to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin E. Stumberg.

Yesterday the Coast Guard conducted two more controlled burns of a portion of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They believe they burned about 1,000 gallons of oil. Currently the leaking well is continuing to spew an estimated 210,000 gallons a day into the waters of the Gulf.  The last controlled burn was on April 28.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.