TODAY   |  July 24, 2013

Dozens rescued after natural gas platform explosion

Dozens of workers were rescued from a natural gas platform off the coast of Louisiana. Environmental officials say they saw a sheen in the water, but predicted the effects wouldn’t be as severe as those of the 2012 BP oil spill.

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>>> dozens of workers on a gas rig were rescued tuesday after an explosion on a natural gas platform off the coast of louisiana. environmental officials say they saw a sheen in the water about a half mile long. now officials stress that the blowout would not be as damaging as the 2010 bp oil spill that sent millions of gallons of oil into the gulf of mexico after that accident. so far, no injury versus been reported.