BREAKING: Oil Spill Hits Louisiana Wildlife Refuge
Authorities have confirmed that oil is now lapping up on to the shores of the Chandeleur Islands which form the easternmost point of the Louisiana coastline.
BP has deployed an emergency response team to the island.
According to Wikipedia, the Chandeleur Islands, "are a chain of uninhabited barrier islands approximately 50 miles (80 km) long, located in the Gulf of Mexico. They form the easternmost point of the state of Louisiana, USA and are a part of the Breton National Wildlife Refuge. They are an important migrating point for many birds on their way south, and are a prime marsh and forest wildlife area."
There has been no word yet on the impact this has had on the resident wildlife and at this point the oil washing up is a "sheen" with no heavy or medium crude.
The Breton National Wildlife Refuge, consists of the Breton Islands and the Chandeleur Islands in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is home to dozens of species of birds including the endangered Brown Pelican.
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