Coast Guard, other agencies respond to oil spill near Lake Grande Ecaille

Two vessels from Environmental Safety and Health deploy boom, July 25, 2016, in response to an estimated 4,200-gallon discharge of crude oil near Lake Grande Ecaille. ES&H has been contracted by Hilcorp Energy to conduct clean up operations. The Coast Guard, NOAA, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are also overseeing the response.- U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.

Two vessels from Environmental Safety and Health deploy boom, July 25, 2016, in response to an estimated 4,200-gallon discharge of crude oil near Lake Grande Ecaille.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to a crude oil spill that reportedly discharged from an abandoned flow line near Lake Grande Ecaille, Monday.

An estimated 4,200 gallons of crude oil was reportedly released from the pipeline which belongs to Hilcorp Energy. The source of the discharge was reported as secured, Monday.

Environmental Safety and Health, an oil spill response organization, has been contracted by Hilcorp Energy to conduct clean up operations. The Coast Guard, NOAA, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are also overseeing the response.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans aircrews have conducted aerial assessments of the site and surrounding areas.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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