The Chicago Tribune, 20 May 2010
Publié le :
21 mai 2010
"GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) The spectacle many had feared for a month finally began unfolding as gooey, rust-colored oil washed into the marshes at the mouth of the Mississippi
for the first time, stoking public anger and frustration with both BP
and the government.
"The sense of gloom deepened as BP conceded what some scientists have been saying for weeks: that the oil leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico
is bigger than the company previously estimated.
"Up to now, only tar balls and a sheen of oil had come ashore. But on Wednesday, chocolate brown and vivid orange globs, sheets and ribbons of foul-smelling oil the consistency of latex paint began coating the reeds and grasses of Louisiana
's wetlands, home to rare birds, mammals and a rich variety of marine life."