Crews work to cap new La. oil leak near Gulf
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 10:45 a.m.
A wild well company is working on the spewing wellhead that was hit by a barge in a coastal inlet early Tuesday.
About 6,000 feet of containment boom is in place around the site. Authorities say the mile-long slick from the latest leak is small compared with BP's massive Gulf spill.
The Coast Guard says a towboat was pushing the barge on Mud Lake when it hit the wellhead. The Coast Guard says the towboat captain told investigators the well was not lit as required.