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PRESS RELEASE

Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (May 26, 2010) - The below is a situational awareness report of oil impacted areas led by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Louisiana Army National Guard and local governments.

Note: The information in this report has been forwarded to the federal incident command post in Houma, which is composed of U.S. Coast Guard and BP officials. This report consists of newly impacted areas, and does not serve as a comprehensive listing of impacted areas.


OIL SIGHTINGS REPORT

St. Bernard Parish:
Sighting: Southern end of Chandelier Islands
Date: 25 May 10

Sighting: Breton Sound
Date: 25 May 10

Plaquemines Parish:
Sighting: 100 foot oil sheen sighted in Bayou Norman at the entrance of Spoonbill Bay - confined to the bayou.
Date: 26 May 10

Sighting: Oil sighted at Lake Washington at Barataria Bay
Date: 25 May 10

Lafourche Parish:
Sighting: Thick oil reported at buoy #2 at Belle Pass. Approximately 200-300 yards long by 100 yards wide
Date: 25 May 10

Sighting: Tar balls are being sighted as far north as Port Fourchon
Date: 25 May 10

Terrebonne Parish:
Sighting: Timbalier Island is 100% impacted on the Gulf side, 40 % on the bay side.
Date: 26 May 10

Sighting: Oil reaching into the marsh near the mouth of the Houma Navigational Canal.
Date: 25 May 10

Sighting: Oil sighted, Timbalier Island
Date: 25 May 10

Sighting: 10-12 feet of marsh impacted by oil in Lake Chene in Barataria Island
Date: 25 May 10

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