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Public Safety News
United States Coast Guard
News Release
Sunday, February 11, 2018

UPDATE: Coast Guard concludes response to oil spill

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has concluded its response to an oil spill at mile marker 145 on the Mississippi River near Mt. Airy, Louisiana, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday that a potential maximum of 4200 gallons of fuel oil was released into the lower Mississippi River at the Pin Oaks Terminal.

Coast Guard incident management teams determined that the maximum amount of oil released was approximately 100 gallons and has concluded their response.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.


Coast Guard responding to oil spill

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of an oil spill near mile marker 145 of the lower Mississippi River, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday that a potential maximum of 4200 gallons of fuel oil was released into the lower Mississippi River at the Pine Oaks Terminal.

ES&H, an oil spill response organization, has been contracted to provide an assessment.

Coast Guard incident management teams are on site and conducting overflights to assess the impact.

The waterway remains open.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.




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