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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

Baton Rouge (August 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 August 16, 2010

St Bernard:

  • Sighting: Patches of oil 50 feet by 30 feet impacting the marsh grass on Turtle Pen Isle .7 miles ENE of Deadman's Bayou.
  • Sighting: Patches of oil 50 feet by 30 feet impacting the marsh grass on the SW end of Brush Island.


  • Sighting: Tar balls and oil sheen surfaced after the bottom was stirred up of Bastian Bay.
  • Sighting: Non-recoverable oil located in Brant Bayou just off the E end of Brant Island.

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