‘Major oil spill’ seen on Mississippi River - Hurricane Katrina - MSNBC.com

A “major oil spill” has been spotted near two storage tanks southeast of New Orleans, the state Department of Environmental Quality said Friday.

The spill was first spotted Thursday during a flyover, department spokeswoman Jean Kelly told MSNBC.com, “but we still don’t have access to the area.”

The spill was just north of Venice, a town in the Mississippi River Delta, and 65 miles southeast of New Orleans.

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