All Aboard Boats: Slow Burn

Crews are burning oil as the slick from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy drifts closer to shore.

The in-situ burning of oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon tragedy began yesterday as a task force of private and government agencies responded to the spill. Here's a nautical chart showing the expected drift of the slick by Saturday.

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And here's a video of an in-situ burn in progress.

A website has been set up to consolidate the information from all those involved in the response. Click here.