USCG Aids With Oil Spill Containment Efforts

Monday, April 08, 2002
The Coast Guard is investigating a ruptured pipeline under Little Lake, located west of Leeville, La., which released approximately 90,000 gallons of crude oil on April 6. The pipeline's owners, BP of Texas City, Texas, secured the pipeline once the situation was discovered.

Garner Environmental arrived on the scene with five boats, one skimmer, 20 personnel and 5,000 ft. of oil boom to contain the spill. In addition, a plane supplied by BP performed a fly-over in order to assess the extent of damage and progress of cleanup.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Morgan City is investigating the cause of the spill.

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