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Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana

Baton Rouge (September 14, 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 14, 2010

Plaquemines:

  • Sighting: Heavy oil sheen located offshore 1.6 miles ESE of Bay La Mer
  • Sighting: 30 feet long tar patties with sheen impacting the shore 1.4 miles E of Bay La Mer.
  • Sighting: 20 feet long by 2 feet tar balls just offshore in Bayou Chaland .65 miles W of the Chaland Pass.
  • Sighting: Emulsified oil and tar balls impacting the shore on the SE side of Bay Joe Wise .9 miles W of Bastian 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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