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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (August 11, 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 11, 2010

  • Sighting: Oil sheen 300 yards wide by 1 mile long located in Barataria Bay .67 miles NNE of Saint Mary's Point.

  • Sighting: Tar balls and oily patches impacting the marsh in a dozen different locations along Highway 1 from Port Fourchon to Golden Meadow.
  • Sighting: Heavy sheen with mousse impacting the beach located 5 miles NE of Bay Champagne.

  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Terrebonne Bay 3 miles NE on the W end Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Terrebonne Bay 1.35 miles NNW of Caillou Island.



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