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Coast Guard Battles Oil Spill Cleanup, Traffic Demands on Mississippi River

 Monday, February 4, 2013

 Insurance Journal

The Coast Guard let vessels pass through a closed section of the Mississippi River at Vicksburg as it evaluates how traffic would affect efforts to remove and clean up oil from a leaking barge, a Guard spokesman said. Chief Petty Officer Paul Roszkowski told The Associated Press that a 16-mile stretch of the river remained technically closed four days after two barges struck a railroad bridge, even though some barges are being allowed to pass.
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