Coast Guard reports oil discharge in south Louisiana

Don Ames
August 16, 2019 - 2:12 pm

The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans says an oil spill has been found near an estimated 200-foot by 600-foot area of marshland near Plaquemines Parish.
In a news release, the Guard reported that OMI Environmental Solutions has put out about 300 feet of boom around the impacted area in
An Incident Management Division Team from New Orleans visited the site to begin coordinating the response.

The owner of the flowline, Time Energy, reports the source of the leak has been secured. The company says it is working with the Coast Guard and state agencies to mitigate environmental damage.
There is no reported impact on wildlife.
The cause of the incident remains under investigation. 

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