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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

Baton Rouge (September 13, 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 13, 2010

Plaquemines:

  • Sighting: 10 foot long by 2 foot wide area of oil with the consistency of peanut butter located 1.46 miles E of Bay La Mer.
  • Sighting: 25 foot by 2 foot area of oil impacting the beach located 1.76 miles E of Bay La Mer.
  • Sighting: 1 mile long by 20 yards wide area of tar patties located in West Bay 2.15 miles NW of Outlet W-2.

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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