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S&WB crews contain oil leak in 17th Street Canal

Cleanup effort underway (FOX 8 Photo) Cleanup effort underway (FOX 8 Photo)
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board identified an oil leak in the 17th Street Canal near Drainage Pumping Station #6 on Tuesday.

During the course of the cleanup, and after coordination with Jefferson Parish, crews determined that the substance came from a Delta Petroleum leak that happened on Sunday that was believed to be contained.

S&WB crews are using boom to capture the oil material, and the U.S. Coast Guard is placing additional boom at the mouth of Lake Pontchartrain.

There’s no indication the leak had any impact on drainage operations.

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