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Mississippi River reopenes two days after oil spill

A busy stretch of the Mississippi River has reopened to travel, following a tank barge collision on February 23, 2014 that spilled some 31, 500 gallons of light crude oil into the water.


A busy stretch of the Mississippi River has reopened to travel, following a tank barge collision on February 23, 2014 that spilled some 31, 500 gallons of light crude oil into the water.

The Coast Guard closed a 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River for two days following the spill.

The barge, one of two loaded with light crude and being pushed by the Hannah C. Settoon, hit the Lindsay Ann Erickson, which was pushing grain barges,

No people were hurt, all vessels were subsequently secured and there were no reports of any wildlife harmed by the oil, the Coast Guard said.


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