BP said last week that an oily sheen near the Gulf of Mexico oil spill site is from a junked piece of equipment used in the aftermath of that disaster; there was some concern that the oil slick, which appeared in September, may have been caused by oil seeping from the capped well. The U.S. Coast Guard stated two weeks ago that samples from the new oil patch matched samples of BP oil from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In follow-up to the Coast Guard report, BP conducted underwater surveys and determined the oil was leaking out of a nearly 90-ton steel cofferdam (a watertight, temporary enclosure) that was used in the oil spill containment efforts and later discarded. The Mobile, Alabama, oil spill attorneys at Long & Long continue to review claims related to the 2010 Gulf disaster, which was the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Time to join the proposed settlement between BP and those who suffered income loss or property damage due to the oil spill is limited. If your business lost more than $300,000 in gross revenue as a result of the oil spill, or if you experienced diminished property value, please call us at 251-432-2277 or use our contact page to schedule your free case consultation as soon as possible. We are also investigating claims from boat operators who participated in—but were not properly compensated for their work in—BP’s Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) program. If you lost business income or property value due to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, please contact Long & Long for your free case evaluation.