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Coast Guard continues to work oil spill in Mississippi River

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) — The Coast Guard continues to work on an oil spill that started after two barges collided near Vacharie on Saturday.

Lightering operations on the damaged barge spilling oil were successful and the spill has been stopped. Oil spill response vessels and recovery equipment are deployed in the river.

The Captain of the Port closed the river from mile marker 90 to mile maker 155 to avoid possible contamination of passing vessels and to reduce the amount of oil spreading further down the river.

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