Coast Guard continues response to oil discharge near Pointe à la Hache

National Response Center logoNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and state agencies are continuing to respond to an oil discharge from a hole in a pipeline in a marsh area near Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana, Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division reports approximately 1,260 gallons of product have been recovered through the use of boom, sorbent pads, drum skimmer package, and rope-mope skimmer package

An in-situ burn will be conducted to remove the bulk of the remaining oil from the impacted marsh. Plans for the in-situ burn have been approved and the burn is scheduled to start at 11 a.m., Friday. Air monitoring will be conducted during the burn.

Personnel from Teichman Group LLC, OMI Environmental Solutions, New Orleans, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries are responding to the incident.

The source of the discharge is secured.

The pipeline is owned by XTO Energy.

There are no reported injuries or waterway restrictions due to the incident.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

Read the previous report of the discharge here.

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