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    Default An Oil Platform explodes off Louisiana today

    According to some agency or other, it wasn't a producing rig. It's in 2500 feet of water.

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    Originally Posted by Alagirl
    We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.



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    I read it was a productio platform in 340 ft of water.



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    Its owners say it was an oil and gas production platform. There's already an oil sheen in the Gulf.

    NYTimes story here:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/us/03rig.html?_r=1&hp
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    300 something feet of water
    natural gas
    no one was killed
    light sheen one mile long on the water



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