Mississippi River Shut Down After Oil Barge Crash

Investigators not sure how large spill is

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 28, 2013 6:30 AM CST

(Newser) – Oil spilled into the Mississippi River yesterday when a barge carrying 80,000 gallons of it hit a railroad bridge in Vicksburg, Miss., the AP reports. Investigators don't know how much oil spilled, but a sheen was reported as far as three miles downriver....   Read full story »


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