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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

Baton Rouge (September 10, 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 10, 2010

St Bernard:

  • Sighting: 200 yard long by 2 yard area of light brown small tar balls located in Drum Bay 1.25 miles E of Anderson Point.

Plaquemines:

  • Sighting: Half mile of oil located in the marsh of an unnamed marsh island on the SW side of Bay Jimmy.
  • Sighting: Tar balls impacting a small area of the beach on the E side of the Scofield Bayou S entrance.
  • Sighting: 1 mile long by 20 yards wide area of tar patties located in West Bay 2.15 miles NW of Outlet W-2.
  • Sighting: Large area of 6 foot to 12 foot diameter tar balls locate in Scott Bay .8 miles NNW of Double Bayou.
  • Sighting: 3 inch diameter oil droplets with some slightly submerged oil located offshore 1 mile WSW of the Southwest Pass Lighthouse.
  • Sighting: 2500 feet long by 300 feet wide area of heavy oil sheen with surface oil droplets and submerged oil located offshore .85 miles W of the Southwest Pass East Jetty.
  • Sighting: Dark oil and tar balls in water and impacting the beach by the South Pass West Jetty.

Lafourche:

  • Sighting: Emulsified oil with sheen and brown and red particulates located offshore 9 miles SSE of the E end of Timbalier Island.
  • Sighting: Fresh tar balls impacting the shore on the NW side of East Timbalier Island.

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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