Experts are finding out how much oil got into the water area, the NYT notes.
American experts are working to eliminate the consequences of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. As The New York Times noted on Saturday, the spot covers about 16 km of water space. The leak was detected from satellites and with the help of aerial surveys of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States after Hurricane Ida hit the area.
Experts are now finding out how much oil got into the water area. It is assumed that the source of the leak was an old, unused pipeline that was damaged by the elements. On Saturday, additional vessels engaged in cleaning the water surface were sent to the area.
The fourth category hurricane “Ida” hit Louisiana on August 29; soon, it weakened to a tropical storm. At least six people became victims of the disaster. Heavy rain and gusty winds after that persisted in some areas of Louisiana and Mississippi. In the states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, a tornado threat was declared.