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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 2, 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 July 2, 2010

St. Bernard Parish:
Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located in Elephant Point Pass
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Tar balls located SE of Isle au Pitre
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil Located 7 miles NE of the Grand Gosier Islands
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located miles NE of Freemason Island
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located 2 miles SE of Comfort Island
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located 6.25 miles W of Hewes Point in the Chandeleur Islands
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located 3 miles N of Hewes Point in the Chandeleur Islands
Date: 2 Jul 10


Plaquemines Parish:
Sighting: Oil in marsh located on the coast line before the jetties leading to the open Gulf on the South West Pass.
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil in marsh located on E side of Redfish Bay
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located W of Pilot Bayou
Date: 2 Jul 10


Jefferson Parish:
Sighting: Tar balls dime to basketball size washed onto beach through washed out section of Tiger Boom in zones 5 & 7 on Grand Isle
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil sheen and tar balls located at the entrance to Bayou Fifi
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located in the grass cove on the W end of Isle Grand Terre
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located coming through Barataria Pass
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located in the marsh at the mouth of Blind Bay
Date: 2 Jul 10

Sighting: Oil located in the marsh at the N side of Barataria Bay Waterway
Date: 2 Jul 10


Terrebonne Parish:
Sighting: Oil located in marsh W of Bay Sainte Elaine
Date: 2 July 10

Sighting: Heavy oil observed in Lake Pelto S of Bay Sainte Elaine
Date: 2 July 10

Sighting: Oil in marsh S of Tambour Cutoff
Date: 2 July 10


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