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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

Baton Rouge (August 27, 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 26 & 27, 2010

August 26

St Bernard:

  • Sighting: Oil impacting marsh grass located in Deadman's Bayou 2.20 miles WSW of Turtle Pen Isle.

Plaquemines:

  • Sighting: 50 feet by 50 feet area of oil impacting the shore of the South Pass .44 miles NNE of the East Jetty.
  • Sighting: Tar balls impacting a quarter mile stretch of the shoreline of the South Pass 1.3 miles ESE of Port Eads.

August 27

Plaquemines:

  • Sighting: Tar balls impacting the beach located 1.39 miles ENE of South Pass Light.

Cameron:

  • Sighting: Tar ball impacting the beach located .02 miles W of the Mementau Jetty.
  • Sighting: Tar ball impacting the beach located .40 miles W of the Mementau Jetty.
  • Sighting: Tar ball impacting the shoreline located at Hackberry Beach.
  • Sighting: Tar ball impacting the shoreline located at Rutherford Beach .27 miles W of Cameron Drive.

For more information related to the oil spill, visit http://www.emergency.louisiana.gov. Connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GOHSEP and on Twitter as @GOHSEP at http://www.twitter.com/GOHSEP. View photos from the state's response efforts at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagohsep.

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