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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (August 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 is unconfirmed by the state and has been forwarded to the federal incident command post in Houma, which is composed of U.S. Coast Guard and BP officials, for their action. This report consists of newly impacted areas, and does not serve as a comprehensive listing of impacted areas.

Sightings Report August 1, 2010

St Bernard:

  • Sighting: Oil located in Fishing Smack Bay 2.20 miles W of Turtle Pen Isle
  • Sighting: Oil impacting bayou located in Live Oak Bayou 1.71 miles W of Turtle Pen Isle.

Plaquemines:

  • Sighting: Oil located in Dead Women Outside Pond .5 miles S of Japan Island.
  • Sighting: Tar balls located in Southeast Pass near Micale Bayou.
  • Sighting: Tar balls located in Renaud Bend 1.66 miles NE Dennis Pass.
  • Sighting: Tar balls located in N Cat Bay 3.82 miles ENE of Grand Island Point.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in E Barataria Bay .69 miles NNW of Grand Island point.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Lake Grand Escaille 4 miles NE of Grand Island Point.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located in S Bay Jimmy 2.34 miles E of Saint Marys Point.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located offshore 1 mile S of Lenaux Island.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located off shore 2.13 miles ESE of Chaland Pass.

Jefferson:

  • Sighting: Oil sheen located 1 mile S of Grand Isle.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen with patties located 500 yards S of Isle Grand Terre
  • Sighting: Oil located 1 mile S of Isle Grand Terre.
  • Sighting: Oil located in Barataria Bay 2 miles W of Saint Marys Point.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen with tar balls located in Mud Lake.

Lafourche:

  • Sighting: Oil located in West Champagne Bay 1 mile SW of Daniels Cut.
  • Sighting: Sheen located 2.54 miles E of Philo Brice Island in Jacko Camp Bay.
  • Sighting: Oil impacting the eastern shoreline of Philo Brice Island.
  • Sighting: 6-8 feet of oil located near the south shoreline of Philo Brice Island.
  • Sighting: 6-10 feet of oil located 0.86 miles N of Casse-tete Island in Shallow Bayou.
  • Sighting: 12 feet of oil located W of shoreline at the mouth of the Havoline Canal.
  • Sighting: Oil impacting the south-side marsh of the Evans Canal located 1.28 miles WNW of Port Fourchon.

Terrebonne:

  • Sighting: Sheen with red emulsion and streamers located 0.66 miles N of western tip of Timbalier Island.

Sighting: Sheen located 2.50 miles NW of western tip of Timbalier Island.

 

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