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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Four days after an oil spilled into a marsh in Louisiana to the southwest of Baton Rouge, the Coast Guard was keeping an eye on the cleaning on Thursday.
According to emails from Coast Guard spokesman Riley Perkofski, an estimated 4,000 gallons of oil leaked on Sunday as WCC Energy Group LLC was pumping oil from wellheads into a barge tank used for storage.
The office of WCC Energy Group did not promptly return a call.
According to a news release, the Coast Guard has not received any reports of oiled wildlife and is looking into the cause of the spill.
At a location about 20 miles southwest of Baton Rouge, in the Iberville Parish, the spill happened close to Bayou Sorrel, according to Perkofski.
The Coast Guard is keeping an eye on the cleanup of an oil leak close to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
According to the news release, the corporation stopped the spill and contacted a cleanup team. In order to recover oil, it was claimed that OMI Environmental Solutions had placed an oil-absorbing boom around the spill, complete with a skimmer and absorbent materials.
A 4,000 gallon spill is considered medium-sized by federal laws.
After a 19-year-old truck driver was murdered by fumes at a hazardous waste dump, which is located roughly 20 miles southwest of Baton Rouge, Bayou Sorrel gained notoriety in Louisiana. The legislature passed Louisiana’s first hazardous waste law in 1978 as a result of Kirtley Jackson’s passing. The 265-acre landfill was decontaminated as a Superfund site and removed from the list in 1997.