2,200 gallons of oil recovered from Bayou Dupont crude oil discharge

Coast Guard 8th District NewsNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and other agencies continue the response to a report of a crude oil discharge in Bayou Dupont and north Barataria Bay, Sunday.

Responders have recovered approximately 2,200 gallons of oil from the site of the oil discharge in Bayou Dupont, near Wilkinson Canal in Jefferson Parish.

Containment boom has been placed around the leak by response crews. Approximately 13,680 feet of boom have been deployed to contain the oil and seven oil response boats, two skimmers and 59 personnel are on scene participating in the clean up.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans is responding together with the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs.

“We continue to clean up the oil that leaked into the bayou, but we’re also shifting to a longer-term effort to remove oil from piping and systems in the abandoned oil field to prevent this from being a pollution threat again,” said Capt. Peter Gautier, commander of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans.

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.

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