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Skimming operations complete at site of spill in the Gulf

Source: Coast Guard Source: Coast Guard
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Response crews completed skimming operations at the site of last week's offshore oil spill 90 miles south of Timbalier Island. 

The Coast Guard says aerial and surface assessments on Monday found no more visible, recoverable oil. 

According the the Coast Guard, clean-up crews recovered more than 84,000 gallons of oily water mixture. 

Crews in the air helped direct clean-up crews on the water to oily spots. 

One vessel remains on the scene to assess the potential environmental impact. 

The leak from a flow line connected to a Shell oil platform released an estimated 88,200 gallons of crude oil Thursday, May 12.

So far there have been no reports of oiled wildlife or shorelines.

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