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Pipeline Rupture of Crude Oil into Marsh Area, Hackberry, LA

Hackberry, LA, | 2023-May-24

Initial Notification: On May 23, 2023, a pipeline rupture in the Apollo Energy Cameron Meadows field discharged an estimated 2 bbl of crude oil into a marsh area. MSU Port Arthur contacted NOAA SSC for advice on clean-up methods. Apollo proposed using heavy excavation equipment. SSC provided input on cleanup methods. LOSCO plans an on-site visit tomorrow, and an agency discussion is planned following the visit.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:crude oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 2 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 29° 50.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 93° 38.15′ West