Coast Guard continues response to Rattle Snake Bayou oil spill

Rattlesnake Bayou Oil Spill

The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to a well discharging a mixture of crude oil, gas, and water near Port Sulphur.

The Coast Guard and Hilcorp are both conducting aerial assessments of the area. Source control crews have controlled the leak, and continue to work to repair the well in attempt to prevent further discharging, according to the report.

According to The Coast Guard, approximately 11,000 feet of hard boom has been deployed. Approximately 4,830 gallons of oily water mixture have been recovered so far. There are 116 oil spill response personnel on scene conducting containment and clean-up operations.

Birds were observed in the affected area but were not able to be captured. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is conducting wildlife response operations, according to The Coast Guard.

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Source: Fox 8 Live

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