Nola.com: NewsFlash - Major oil spill spotted on Mississippi River

State officials said Friday they have spotted a huge oil spill near two storage tanks at the town of Venice, on the Mississippi River downstream from New Orleans.

A flyover by the Department of Environmental Quality revealed what was described as a major oil spill.

'Two tanks with the capacity of holding 2 million barrels appear to be leaking,' the statement said.

No further details were given.

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