An Update on the Gulf Oil Spill

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    It’s been more than a month since Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and sent millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. All attempts to cap the wellhead a mile down on the sea floor have been unsuccessful and now the oil has reached the Louisiana coast.  This hour, we’ll get an update on the spill with environmental reporter for the Times-Picayune, Mark Schleifstein, and hear about the potential environmental impact from Louisiana State oceanographer Jim Cowan. Finally, we’ll check in on some rescued sea turtles with the state coordinator of the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program, Michele Kelley.

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