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Officials investigate oil leak from damaged wellhead

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JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Officials said a wellhead is leaking oil near Bayou St. Denis, which is just north of Barataria Bay in Jefferson Parish.

According to WWL-TV in New Orleans, Councilman Chris Roberts of Jefferson Parish reported some type of vessel hit the wellhead overnight and oil was seen flowing from it.

Roberts said he is getting reports from emergency management workers indicating oil is in the marsh.

There are reports vessels of opportunity are on their way to begin cleaning up the area.

It is unknown how much oil is spewing from the damaged wellhead.

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