Coast Guard, local agencies respond to oil discharge near Breton Sound

NEW ORLEANS, LA (AP) - The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to an oil discharge on the Grand Bay Tank Battery 2 Facility near Breton Sound, Louisiana, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center at 9:30 a.m. that a storage tank barge owned by Lobo Operating Inc. overflowed causing a discharge of approximately 1,350 gallons of crude oil into Brenton Sound.

Lobo Operating Inc. contracted ES&H to conduct clean-up operations. Approximately 1,000 feet of hard and sorbent boom have been deployed as well as two drum skimmers and three 28-foot response boats.

Approximately 1,130 gallons of crude oil have been recovered.

ES&H is scheduled to continue clean up operations and the IMD crew will continue to maintain communications with ES&H and monitor clean-up operations.

The source of the discharge has been secured.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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