Coast Guard Leading Oil Spill Clean-up in Barataria Bay
New Orleans, LA – The Coast Guard says nine vessels, including two skimmers, are working on the clean-up. So far, about 2,000 gallons of oil have been recovered. There's no estimate on how much has spilled into Bayou Dupont and north Barataria Bay in Jefferson Parish. Three leaks have been discovered at platforms last owned by the Cedyco Corporation, which has been ordered by the Coast Guard to conduct the clean-up. State officials say there have been no reports of any wildlife being affected by the spill. The Coast Guard says oil sheens, tarballs and oiled pelicans reported this week in other parts of Barataria Bay are not related to this spill, and the cause of those incidents is under investigation.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.