Scarlett Johansson inspects oil spill damage

Updated: Jun 02, 2010, 17:16 PM IST

London: Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson is the latest celebrity to join a team of experts inspecting the damage caused by an ongoing oil spill in the US.

The `Vicky Cristina Barcelona` star and husband Ryan Reynolds joined a team of officials surveying the destruction around the coastline of Louisiana caused by the massive leak by British Petroleum, reported Daily Mail online.

The offshore spill began when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20. Between 12,000 and 19,000 barrels of oil has been leaking into the ocean every day since.

It is a matter particularly close to the Hollywood stars , as the couple recently bought a small farm house in Louisiana.

The two-storey building with a separate garage is fairly small, particularly by Hollywood standards, and features a rusty barn.

They fell in love with the state after Reynolds spent several months on location in New Orleans filming `The Green Lantern`.

Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron too has joined the problem-solving task force seeking a way to halt the oil slick disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

The `Avatar` director, who is a deep-sea diving pioneer, has reportedly joined the think tank sessions being held in an effort to plug the hole in the exploded rig.

PTI

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