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Watch: Is it Raining Oil in the Suburbs of New Orleans?


A man reports that it rained oil in River Ridge, a suburb of New Orleans. Though toxic rain has been discussed as an expected result of the BP disaster, there's always the possibility that this is from the bottom of someone's vehicle.


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  1. Regardless of where it's from I'd suggest wearing shoes when walking in it.

    Posted by: matt | Jun 23, 2010 1:13:07 PM

  2. It happens anywhere it rains, where bloody people have old cars that leak fluids or had a broken pipe, nothing new. Move On.

    Posted by: JCM | Jun 23, 2010 1:31:39 PM

  3. How could it rain oil? Oil doesn't evaporate like water this is ridiculous. Of course it doesn't take away from the magnitude of the ecological disaster in the Gulf.

    Posted by: Tone | Jun 23, 2010 2:00:56 PM

  4. If it rains oil then everything would be covered in oil, not just one spot.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 23, 2010 2:21:12 PM

  5. I just talked to a good friend in River Ridge,LA. It is not raining oil there. Another ridiculous unfounded rumor.

    Posted by: riverdal | Jun 23, 2010 2:33:17 PM

  6. Regardless if this story is true or not, I'd like to point out that chemicals being burned from the oil spill can affect the rain.

    Posted by: KFLO | Jun 23, 2010 3:34:36 PM

  7. This is not ridiculous, and is entirely possible. Although oil doesn't evaporate in EXACTLY the same way as water, it will evaporate, and unevaporated drops or droplets will still blow in a storm's wind, which could appear to be "oily rain". What's surprising is that this hasn't been reported earlier. It will certainly happen again, particularly if there's a hurricane.

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 25, 2010 4:48:45 AM

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