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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

Baton Rouge (September 16, 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 September 16, 2010

Plaquemines:

  • Sighting: Tar balls and oiled trash located in the S entrance to Scofield Bayou.
  • Sighting: Heavy oil sheen located in the Bay Ronfleur 2.1 miles WSW of the W-1 Tank Battery Seaplane Base.

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