So it’s not silt after all. In the tangled matrix of damage control, disinformation and honest-to-God truth seeking, the oil spill reported on March 20 in the Gulf of Mexico (south of Grand Isle) was attributed to many things, including BP, a dredging operation near the mouth of the Mississippi and several neglected platforms.

It is now being reported that Anglo Suisse Offshore Partners ­— mentioned in a previous Independent Weekly blog on this subject ­— has released a statement confirming that its dormant well, which was being capped for permanent abandonment, was the source of the March 20 spill.

Read a quick rundown of events related to the spill here.


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