"Oil Seeps Into New Orleans' Lake Pontchartrain"

"NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans, which managed to escape the oil from the BP spill for more than two months, can't hide any longer.

For the first time since the accident, oil from the ruptured well is seeping into Lake Pontchartrain, threatening another environmental disaster for the huge body of water that was rescued from pollution in 1990s to become, once more, a bountiful fishing ground and a popular spot for boating and swimming.

'Our universe is getting very small,' Pete Gerica, president of the Lake Pontchartrain Fishermen's Association, said Tuesday."

Cain Burdeau reports for the Associated Press July 6, 2010.

Thursday, July 8, 2010