2 barges collide on Miss. River, spilling oil

Oil breaches a hard boom that surrounds Cat Island off the coast of Louisiana on Monday, June 14, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill continues to impact areas across the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle) (AP Photo/Derick E. Hingle)

February 17, 2012 8:02:58 AM PST
An oil tanker barge collided with another barge Friday on the Mississippi, spilling oil and leading officials to close a five-mile stretch of the river, the U.S. Coast Guard said.