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  Big Oil Spill Spotted Near Tanks on Miss.

    Friday 2 September 2005


Sep 2, 1:34 PM EDT

Big Oil Spill Spotted Near Tanks on Miss.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A huge oil spill was spotted near two storage tanks on the Mississippi River downstream from New Orleans, state officials said Friday.

The oil was seen in a flyover to the Venice area by the Department of Environmental Quality.

"Two tanks with the capacity of holding 2 million barrels appear to be leaking," the department said in a statement.

No further details were given.

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