Coast Guard: Platform leaking natural gas, oil into the Gulf

Coast Guard: Platform leaking natural gas, oil into the Gulf

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PORT FOURCHON, LA (WBRC) -

The Coast Guard say they are responding to a natural gas and oil leak at a platform located off the coast of Louisiana.

Energy Resources Technology Gulf of Mexico LLC (ERT) owns the platform, which is located about 70 miles off the coastline.

All platform workers have been evacuated. According to ERT's report from the site, there is a rainbow sheen on the surface of the water four miles wide by three quarters of a mile long due to the leaking natural gas.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the Coast Guard are monitoring the situation and will investigate the cause of the leak.

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