Oil Spill in LA Lake

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 04:10 PM gHale

There was an oil spill Tuesday in Lake Washington, just south of Port Sulphur in Plaquemines Parish, LA.

About 1,300 gallons of oil and water were discharged from a casing line on an oil well operated by Hilcorp, causing a heavy rainbow sheen and pockets of brown oil to form over a two-mile area, said Coast Guard officials.

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The source of the discharge has been secured. Coast Guard deployed a boom in the area and they said there is no threat to the shoreline.

The leak resulted in a heavy rainbow sheen and pockets of brown oil over a two mile by 200-foot area in Lake Washington.

ES&H and OMI Environmental Solution are the oil spill response organizations and are on scene conducting clean-up operations.

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