Coast Guard, state, local agencies collect visible mercury near Berwick waterfront

D8 LogoNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, state and local agencies have collected all visible mercury near the Berwick waterfront, Tuesday.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City received a report of less then one cup of silver liquid, resembling mercury inside the levee wall, Monday.

MSU Morgan City, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, along with local police and fire departments will continue to monitor mercury levels of the water and soil near the site.

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