British Petroleum officials say the amount of oil being siphoned from the busted pipe has doubled since Monday.
Officials now estimate they've secured two-fifths of the leak, which is about 84,000 gallons.
New information shows a lack of proper safety precautions are to blame for the crisis in the Gulf.
Comparing it to natural disasters like the Titanic and Challenger explosions, some senators are saying the rig explosion is due to company negligenc
Raccoon Island is the latest area to see the affects of the oil spill.
Oficials say small tar balls have begun to wash ashore.
Raccoon Island is one of the coasts most important waterbird nesting areas.
By Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)
BATON ROUGE, La. - Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Teams inspecting Fourchon beach on Thursday, May 13, documented substantial numbers of tar balls, some up to eight inches in diameter, along the entire beach.