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Update: Coast Guard says no oil spill from newly exploded rig

UPDATE: COAST GUARD SAYS MILE LONG OIL SHEEN REPORT FALSE. ### (AP) – The Coast Guard is saying there are no immediate signs of a spill from an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast. All 13 crew members were rescued from the water in…

Sheen of oil confirmed ashore on Louisiana island

Oil sheen from a massive crude spill in the Gulf of Mexico has started washing ashore on an island off Louisiana, officials said Thursday, confirming a land impact for the first time. “Teams have confirmed oil on Freemason Island,” Coast Guard Petty Officer Connie Terrell told AFP. “It is at…