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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (July 25, 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 25, 2010


St Bernard:

  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Lake Borgne 2.13 miles N of Saint Malo.
  • Sighting: Light oil sheen located in Lake Borgne 2.79 miles WNW of Le Petit Pass Island.
  • Sighting: Oil located 1.14 miles NW of North Island.

Plaquemines:

  • Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located offshore 6.5 miles E of North Pass.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located offshore 12.5 miles E of South Pass.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located near South Pass .81 miles NE of Port Eads.
  • Sighting: Tar balls located near South Pass 2.14 miles SW of South Pass Light.
  • Sighting: Oil with tar balls located offshore 5 miles S of Southwest Pass.

Jefferson:

  • Sighting: Oil impacting the shoreline located on Grand Isle near the LA#1 HWY bridge.

Lafourche:

  • Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located offshore 5.66 miles SSE of East Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located offshore 6 miles SE of Port Fourchon.
  • Sighting: Tar patties located in Timbalier Bay 1.25 miles SE of Calumet Island.
  • Sighting: Tar patties located in Timbalier Bay 2 miles NE of Calumet Island.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Timbalier Bay .5 miles N of Calumet Island.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located in Timbalier Bay 1.61 miles ENE of Brush Island.

Terrebonne:

  • Sighting: Oil located in Timbalier Bay 1 mile SE of Brush Island.
  • Sighting: Oil located in Timbalier Bay 1.5 mile SE of Brush Island.
  • Sighting: Oil located in Timbalier Bay 1 mile S of Brush Island.
  • Sighting: Emulsified oil located in Timbalier Bay 1.61 miles SE of Caillou Island.
  • Sighting: Oil located in Caillou Pass 1 mile N of Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Oil with tar balls impacting the shoreline located SW side of Timbalier Island near Canal 19.

Orleans:

  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Venetian Isles at 4340 San Remo Road.

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