Coast Guard responds to oil discharge

Updated: Dec. 1, 2017 at 7:15 AM CST
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POINTE A LA HACHE, LA (WVUE) - The Coast Guard and state agencies responded to an oil discharge from a hole in a pipeline in a marsh area near Pointe à la Hache Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Incident Management Division reported that approximately 1,260 gallons of product have been recovered through the use of boom, sorbent pads, drum skimmer package, and rope-mope skimmer package.

According to a news release issued by the Coast Guard, an in-situ burn will be conducted to remove the bulk of the remaining oil from the impacted marsh.

The burn is scheduled to start at 11 a.m., Friday. Air monitoring will also be conducted during the burn.

Personnel from Teichman Group LLC, OMI Environmental Solutions, New Orleans, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries responded to the incident, according to the news release.

The pipeline is owned by XTO Energy, and the source of the discharge has been secured.

No injuries or waterway restrictions were reported.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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