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BP oil call

WAFB 9NEWS has obtained a copy of a recorded telephone call that a BP official made to initially report the April 20th well explosion and subsequent oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

"At this time, we do not anticipate any shoreline impact," a BP official told Louisiana State Police  during the company's first call to report a two-mile long oil sheen near the explosion site.

The call came four hours and 18 minutes after the company says its workers first spotted oil in the water, WAFB's David Spunt reports.

HEAR MORE OF THE PHONE CALL IN WHICH BP FIRST REPORTED THE INCIDENT AHEAD ON WAFB 9NEWS AT 6, ONLY ON WAFB 9NEWS.

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