Coast Guard will start burning some Gulf slick oil
from The Associated Press via Las Vegas Sun
Racing against a threat to environmentally sensitive marshlands, authorities planned to begin burning some of the thickest oil from a rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana. Petty Officer 2nd Class Prentice Danner says fire-resistant containment booms will be used to corral some of the thickest oil on the water's surface, which will then be ignited. It was unclear how large an area would be set on fire or how far from shore the first fire would be set.
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