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ORB Exploration, Bayou Sorrel

Outside Baton Rouge, LA | 2013-Jan-15

Initial Notification: On January 15, 2013, USCG MSU Baton Rouge contacted the NOAA SSC in regards of a spill in Bayou Sorrel. The USCG was notified and responded on January 15th, even though the spill occurred on Janary 3, 2013. The spill is from a 4 inch pipeline (now secure) which released an estimated 100 bbl of crude oil. Due to the unusually arduous site conditions, authorization for in-situ burn has been requested. USCG has requested advice from NOAA.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 100 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 30° 11.67′ North
Longitude (approximate): 91° 27.28′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Applied
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable