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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

Baton Rouge (August 30, 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 30, 2010

Lafourche:

  • Sighting: Oil sheen located in Little Lake
  • Sighting: Oil sheen located .35 miles S of East Timbalier Island, oil appears to be coming from the shoreline.

Cameron:

  • Sighting: Tar ball 3 inch x 2 inch x 1 inch tar like substance, located on the beach 1.79 miles WNW of the mouth of the Mermentau River.

Plaquemines:

  • Sighting: Heavy oil impacting a 30 yard by half mile area of the beach located .28 miles ESE of the E-5 Tank battery Seaplane Base.

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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