All eyes on Macondo slick

 Oil booms placed in preparation of the looming oil spill from last week's collapse and spill from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig are seen along the shoreline in Port Eads, Thursday, April 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Coastal defence: orange oil booms have been placed along the Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi coastlines a bit to catch oil leaking from Macondo before it makes landfall

Oil leaking from the blownout Macondo well is lying just off Louisiana’s Mississippi Delta, but the US Coast Guard said no confirmed reports of the slick reaching beaches or sensitive coastal wetlands had been received.

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