Madrid, 5 (Europa Press)
More than 22 kilometers of oil spills were discovered in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida devastated the United States last week.
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
According to The New York Times, citing the US Coast Guard lieutenant, the oil spill is believed to have come from an unused pipe of Talos Energy Inc., which is dedicated to hydrocarbon research. .
However, the company denies that the origin of the leak is in its facilities. The company said in a statement that “extensive field observations indicate that Talos assets are not evidence”, but clarified that they are working with authorities to “coordinate a response” and identify the origin of the leak.
The Coast Guard and various local agencies are now working to control the leak. According to Sam Jones, coordinator of the Louisiana Oil Spill Office, this is the largest leak in the area since the hurricane. According to Jones, there have been 265 leak reports in his office since the passing of ‘Ida’, 35 of which are “serious”.
According to the Louisiana Department, cited by the Bloomberg Agency, there have been more than 100 incidents of leaks and toxic emissions as a result of Hurricane Ida passing through the area.
In the state of Louisiana, millions of people are still without electricity. At least 48 people have been killed in Louisiana, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as a direct result of the hurricane.
U.S. President Joe Biden has appealed to insurance companies after being informed of the refusal to compensate some of these companies for damages if the express home of the victim is not emptied.