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Settlement Sets Disclosure on Decade-old Gulf Oil Leak

You'd think there shouldn't be such a thing as a secret oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Earlier this year, the Associated Press uncovered an offshore well in the Gulf that had been leaking for a decade. Now — thanks to a lawsuit from environmentalists — the details will be revealed.

Details on Decade-Long Gulf Oil Spill To Be Released Under Court Deal

"The New Orleans company fighting a decade-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday agreed to pay for research on the ecological effects of chronic offshore crude leaks and buy equipment for environmental restoration efforts, as part of a deal settling a long-running lawsuit against the firm."

Source: FuelFix, 08/28/2015

"How to Save a Sinking Coast? Katrina Created a Laboratory"

"NEW ORLEANS — Ten years ago, the neighborhood hard by the 17th Street canal in this city was water-blasted. The surges from Hurricane Katrina swept into the canal, broke through its flood walls and forced homes off their foundations. Much of New Orleans remained steeped in brackish filth for weeks until the sodden city could be drained."

Source: NY Times, 08/10/2015

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