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Crude oil spill in North Barataria Bay, LOUISIANA - 15th Sept 2011

The Coast Guard continues the response to a report of a crude oil discharge in Bayou Dupont and north Barataria Bay, Thursday.

The Coast Guard has determined that approximately 1,470 gallons of oil have been recovered from the site of the oil discharge in Bayou Dupont, near Wilkinson Canal in Jefferson Parish.

Response crews have secured the source of the first reported discharge and the second leak has ceased discharging. A third leak was discovered yesterday near the southwest corner of the site that is no longer actively discharging. Containment boom has been placed around the leak by response crews.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans is coordinating response efforts with the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson Parish Department of Evironmental Affairs.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:05 p.m., Sunday, from a Plaquemine's Parish operator, that a pipeline from a platform was leaking crude oil into Bayou Dupont and north Barataria Bay. Read More