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    Natural gas spewed "uncontrolled" from a well off the Louisiana coast Tuesday after a blowout followed a failed attempt by a drilling rig to expand natural gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A natural gas drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Plan for Opportunity/ cc/ Flickr) Though no injuries or fires have yet been reported, the rupture forced the evacuation of 47 rig workers.

    Inspectors flying over the site "saw a light sheen covering an area about a half-mile by 50ft," the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) reports.

    According to Jefferson Parish Council Chairman Chris Roberts, the exploded well is estimated to be about 10 miles southwest of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and there are reports of "a gas cloud in the vicinity," reports the Times-Picayune.

    Gitmo is a Concentration Camp. Not a Detention Center. Torture happens at Concentration Camps. Torture happens at Gitmo. How much further will US values fall? Where is YOUR outrage at what the United States does in OUR names?

    by snoopydawg on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 12:14:02 AM PDT

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