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Bayou Sorrel Oil Spill

Atchafalaya Basin, LA | 2007-Oct-01

Initial Notification: On Sunday night, 30 September 2007, USCG Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge received a report from a local citizen of a football field size, black oil slick in a canal north of Bayou Sorrell. No Responsible Party was immediately known. With the help of the local citizen that reported the incident, some boom was deployed Sunday night by cleanup workers hired by the USCG. The volume of spilled oil was estimated as 20 barrels spread out into several pockets. The area is primarily freshwater swamp with bayous and canals and is part of the Atchafalaya Basin. Since the initial response, an adjacent facility operator has taken over responsibility for the cleanup.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Crude Oil and Production Water
Total amount at risk of spill: 20 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 30° 9.88′ North
Longitude (approximate): 91° 23.38′ West