EnvironmentNews

Multiple Broken Pipelines Found in the Gulf of Mexico After Hurricane Ida

2 Mins read

Private divers hired by Talos Energy, a company based in Texas, have found a broken pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico. An oil spill in the gulf prompted an investigation in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Soon after, the divers identified two other ruptured pipelines that appear to have been abandoned. 

Image: Dabarti CGI/Shutterstock

The United States Coast Guard reported that Talos had hired private divers to investigate the source of the spill, but the company claims the broken pipeline does not belong to them. It is still unclear which company owns the pipeline, and an investigation is underway to determine who is responsible. 

Satellite images reveal at least three large oil slicks in the area, though it is not confirmed whether the oil is coming from the broken pipelines that have already been identified or if it is coming from another source that has yet to be found. The largest of the three oil slicks spans 12 miles along the Gulf coast. 

Although three ruptured pipelines have already been discovered, divers and personnel from Clean Gulf Associates are reportedly still investigating to find the source of the leaks. 

Hurricane Ida rained devastation on the state of Louisiana, and massive clean-up and rescue efforts are still underway. The storm carved a path of destruction leading up to the New England states, which experienced severe rainfall and flooding as the storm passed through. This oil spill is just part of the mess that is being addressed after the storm. 

A containment boom and skimmers have been placed in the vicinity of the spills to minimize their environmental impact. Even so, it is essential that the source of the spill be found and quickly repaired before more of the earth’s precious ocean waters are polluted by it. 

Image: Korelidou Mila/Shutterstock

At Karmagawa and SaveTheReef we are committed to seeing the end of marine pollution. It’s so important to hold oil companies accountable for the impact they have on our planet! We hope to one day see the end of tragedies like this, which cause irreparable damage to our beautiful oceans. 

We are still doing all we can to help the people of Afghanistan. Funds from our fundraiser for Afghanistan will be matched, dollar for dollar, and will be directed to Team Rubicon and Rainbow Railroad in addition to Partners Relief & Development and Save the Children. Do what you can by donating now! Don’t forget to share this link with others so many more can have the chance to make a difference! 

You can stay informed of news and events about animals and the environment from around the world by following us on Twitter and Instagram. Share our information with your friends and family so that they can stay aware and voice their opinions too! 

How can we do better for our oceans? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts!

(Cover image: Oil and Gas Photographer/Shutterstock)

Related posts
EnvironmentNews

U.S. Judge Blocks Reckless Sale of Oil and Gas Leases by Biden Administration

3 Mins read
A US judge blocked the controversial sale of oil and gas drilling leases by the Joe Biden administration, declaring that not enough…
AnimalsEnvironmentHuman RightsNews

Major Oil Spill in Ecuador Damages Rainforest and Reaches River

3 Mins read
An oil pipeline in Ecuador ruptured over the weekend, spilling an undisclosed amount of crude oil into Yasuni National Park. Footage of…
AnimalsEnvironmentHuman RightsNews

Frightened Elephant Tries To Stop Workers From Destroying Its Home

3 Mins read
A frightened elephant tried to stop construction workers while its habitat was being destroyed for development reasons. The incident was caught on…
Subscribe for updates

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *