Cleanup Efforts for Louisiana Oil Spill Still Underway

A 5,300-GALLON OIL SPILL WAS REPORTED LAST MONDAY NEAR BAY LONG IN SOUTH LOUISIANA AND IS BEING CLEANED. (GOOGLE MAPS)

A 5,300-GALLON OIL SPILL WAS REPORTED LAST MONDAY NEAR BAY LONG IN SOUTH LOUISIANA AND IS BEING CLEANED. (GOOGLE MAPS)

Cleanup efforts are still underway near Bay Long, Louisiana where an estimated 5,300 gallons of crude oil leaked from a pipeline last Monday due to a puncture from a marsh excavator that hit it while working on restoration activities.

According to the Coast Guard in New Orleans, more than 6,000 gallons of oil-water mixture have been recovered to date, and over 12,000 feet of hard-boom have been deployed to contain and recover the spill.

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is leading the effort to capture affected wildlife that have been observed as oiled to some degree as a result of the oil spill.

Aerial assessments are also underway as crews look for more potential harm to wildlife or the environment from the spill.

Officials say that crews are currently making repairs to the damaged pipeline.

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KATC News