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Hackberry Oil Field Valve Leak

Louisiana | 2020-Jul-14

Initial Notification: On June 12, 2020, a discharge of crude oil into Calcasieu Lake from a non-operational well was reported (NRC#1281686). Discharge is from a failed valve, not secured. OSRO is on-site, conducting skimming operations, and oil is contained by boom. As of June 14, source is still not secure. Response operations ongoing, with an estimated 1,000-2,000 gallons of oil present in boom. Boom is containing oil. MSU Lake Charles requested trajectory in the event boom fails.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 2,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 30° 0.98′ North
Longitude (approximate): 93° 19.24′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable