Shell works with U.S. Coast Guard to curb oil spill damage

After the leak was reported late last week, the oil company worked quickly to pick up the pieces. Here’s how crisis teams responded.

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Royal Dutch Shell confirmed an estimated 2,100 barrels—more than 88,000 gallons—of its crude oil has leaked into the Gulf of Mexico.

The leak reportedly started roughly 97 miles south of Louisiana. According to, nearly 24,000 gallons of oily water mixture has already been recovered.

The news sparked fear among coastal residents and brought back memories of BP’s 2010 oil spill that allowed more than 3 million barrels of crude oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico. RELATED: Turn your health organization into its own media outlet.

Shell has shut down all of the wells that flow to its Brutus platform. No injuries were reported as a result of the spill.

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