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Crude Oil November 19, 2018 12:30:21 AM

Coast Guard Responds to Crude Oil Spill Into Marsh Near Dulac

Anil
Mathews
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The cause of the spill is still under investigation, and the impact to the environment is still unclear, the release stated.
Coast Guard Responds to Crude Oil Spill Into Marsh Near Dulac

OILMONSTER.COM- The U.S. Coast Guard, state and federal agencies are responding to an oil spill in the marsh near Dulac, Louisiana, according to a news release. Authorities first received a report that approximately 420 gallons of crude oil had been spilled, but further investigation led those responding to learn 1,680 gallons of crude oil are “unaccounted for” and could be trapped in the marsh, the Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report Thursday afternoon (Nov. 15) that oil from a flow line owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Corporation was spilling into an unnamed marsh in the Lake Paige Oil and Gas Field, according to the release.

The same day, a pollution response team from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma, as well as contracted oil spill response personnel from Environmental Safety and Health responded to the oil spill with hard boom and sorbents.

On Friday, members from the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, MSU Houma, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and a TPIC representative re-evaluated the spill and planned cleanup operations, according to the release.

In-situ burning is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Monday to remove the oil.

The cause of the spill is still under investigation, and the impact to the environment is still unclear, the release stated.

Courtesy: www.nola.com

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