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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 21, 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.

Sightings Report July 21, 2010

  • Sighting: Oil sheen with red streaks located in Pass Abel.
  • Sighting: Oil impacting the marsh grass located on the SW marsh line in Wilkinson Bayou.
  • Sighting: Patches of emulsion located at SW side of Chawee Bay 1 mile NE of West Bay Seaplane Base.
  • Sighting: Patches of emulsion located on the N side of Pass La Graisse.
  • Sighting: Heavy oil sheen located between Southwest Pass and South Pass 6.25 miles ESE of Burrwood Bayou.
  • Sighting: Emulsified oil located offshore 1.75 miles E of the North Pass.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen streaks located offshore 1.8 miles ENE of the mouth of the Delta Pass.

  • Sighting: Oil located 4.6 miles SSE of the W end of Grand Isle.

  • Sighting: Emulsion streamers located offshore 2.85 miles SE of Bay Champagne.

  • Sighting: Tar balls spread over a 1 mile area located on shore 1.5 miles W of Highway 27.
  • Sighting: Tar balls located on shore located .4 miles W of Highway 27.



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