5,300-Gallon Oil Spill in South Louisiana Secured

A 5,300-gallon oil spill was reported near Bay Long in South Louisiana and is being cleaned. (Google Maps)

A 5,300-gallon oil spill was reported near Bay Long in South Louisiana and is being cleaned. (Google Maps)

A 5,300-gallon oil spill near Bay Long in South Louisiana has been secured, according to the Coast Guard, and the incident is currently being investigated.

The spill was reported Monday to the Coast Guard saying a pipeline owned by Harvest Pipeline Company was leaking after being struck by a Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company vessel that was doing excavation in the area.

A spill response company has deployed 3,000 feet of hard boom, and sorbent material and skimmers are collecting the spilled oil.

The Coast Guard has conducted crews to aerially assess surrounding areas to look for more possible damage from the oil spill.

Source:
Houston Chronicle
The Times-Picayune