Aug 2, 2010 7:04 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Oil Leak from Well in Jefferson Parish Capped

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says a leak from an abandoned
oil well on Bayou St. Denis in southern Jefferson Parish has been
Capt. John Arenstam says the leak was capped shortly after 6
p.m. Sunday.
A barge struck the long abandoned well on July 27.
Oil skimming and recovery operations continue in nearby Mud
Lake. Approximately 35 barrels, or 1,470 gallons of oily water mix,
have been recovered, the Coast Guard says. An estimate of the total
leak was not available but officials previously had said the well
was mostly spewing gas with a small amount of oil.
State officials an assessment of shoreline impact from the leak
will begin on Monday.


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