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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (August 9, 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 9, 2010


Terrebonne:
  • Sighting: Onshore oil impact located 1.37 miles SE of the mouth of Oyster Bayou.
  • Sighting: Oil located on shoreline 2.27 miles SE of the mouth of Oyster Bayou.
  • Sighting: Oil located on shoreline at the southern mouth of Bayou Goreau.
  • Sighting: Oil located on shoreline W of the southern mouth of Bayou De West.
  • Sighting: Oil located on shoreline E of the southern mouth of Bayou De West.
  • Sighting: Oil located on the western shoreline of the Pelican Island.
  • Sighting: Oil located on northeastern shoreline of East Bay Junop.



St Bernard:
  • Sighting: Oil impacting marsh on an unnamed island located in Cranetown Bay 1.91 miles SE of Shell Island.
  • Sighting: Oil in marsh grass located on the eastern side of Turtle Pen Isle.
  • Sighting: Oil in marsh grass of an unnamed island located .50 miles E of Scow Pass.
  • Sighting: Oil impacting marsh located S off Morgan Harbor and 2 miles NE of Codfish Point.



Plaquemines:
  • Sighting: 1000 ft by 300 ft sheen located 5.5 miles E of the mouth of the South Pass of the Mississippi River.
  • Sighting: 1000 ft by 8 mile sheen located 2 miles E of the mouth of the North Pass of the Mississippi River.




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