(AP) — The Coast Guard says crews didn't find any more oil during the
latest search of the Lake Michigan shore following last week's spill at
BP's northwestern Indiana refinery.
Officials say a
Coast Guard, BP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assessment team
checking the area near the Whiting refinery on Sunday spotted no visible
oil on the shore or in the water. Cleanup workers spent last week removing
oil from about a half-mile section of shoreline.
The Coast Guard
says BP is being allowed to remove most of the containment boom from the
lake some 20 miles southeast of downtown Chicago where a refinery
malfunction discharged oil on March 24.
between 15 and 39 barrels of oil were discharged into the lake. That's
between 630 and 1,638 gallons.