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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (August 6, 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 August 6, 2010


St Bernard:
  • Sighting: 10 miles long area of oil sheen located offshore 4.5 miles E of the N end of the Chandelier Islands.
  • Sighting: Oil impacting marsh located near Live Oak Bayou 2.19 miles W of Turtle Pen Isle.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in N Drum Bay 1.51 miles WSW of Turtle Pen Isle.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Eloi Bay .25 miles S of Point Eloi.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Eloi Bay 2.60 miles S of Codfish Point.



Plaquemines:
  • Sighting: Heavy tar oil 10 feet in diameter impacting the shore, visible only with low tide, located .75 miles W of Chaland Pass.
  • Sighting: Light oil sheen located offshore 4.5 miles SW of Pelican Island.
  • Sighting: Light oil sheen with foam located offshore 2.3 miles W of Sandy Point.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located offshore 1.43 miles N of the mouth of the Mississippi river's North Pass.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located offshore 5.92 miles SSE of Chaland Pass.



Jefferson:
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located offshore 1 mile S of Isle Grand Terre.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located 334 yards from the shoreline on the SW side of Elmers Island.



Lafourche:
  • Sighting: Oil and tar balls impacting the shore on the W shore of East Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Patches of oil bubbling to the surface of the beach located 4.43 miles SW of the E end of Elmer's Island.



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