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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (June 1, 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 June 1, 2010

Plaquemines:
Sighting: Oil found in two locations at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Date: 1 Jun 10.

Jefferson Parish:
Sighting: Tar balls and sheen were seen just off of Grand Isle beach.
Date: 1 Jun 10.

Sighting: 20 tar patties were reported on the southern beach of Grand Isle, approximately 1.75 miles from the northern tip.
Date: 1 Jun 10.

Sighting: Boat captain sighted a large amount of dead jellyfish within a light sheen about 2 miles southeast Isle Grande Terre.
Date: 1 Jun 10.

Lafourche Parish:
Sighting: An extremely light, metallic sheen was observed throughout the entire Houma Navigational Canal from Cocodrie to Dulac.
Date: 1 Jun 10.

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