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More Than 100 Birds Found Covered In Oil After Hurricane Ida Refinery Spill


More than 100 water birds have been found covered in oil in the wake of a spill at a Louisiana refinery damaged by Hurricane Ida.
The birds have been located “within heavy pockets of crude oil” from the Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, and in flooded fields and retention ponds close by, according to a Thursday news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries via AP

An oiled tricolored heron at the Alliance Refinery oil spill in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

The “growing number” of affected birds has included multiple egret species, black-bellied whistling …
Source: Environment