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Agencies respond to oil discharge in Pointe a la Hache, controlled burn scheduled

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The Coast Guard and other state agencies responded to an oil discharge near Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana on Thursday. The coast guard says the discharge was due to a hole that appeared in a pipeline in the marsh. The pipeline is owned by XTO Energy.

The New Orleans Incident Management Division has reported that 1,260 gallons of oil have been removed from the marsh with the use of boom, sorbent pads, drum skimmer packages, and rope mop skimmers.

An in-situ burn will be conducted today, Friday, December 1, to remove the remaining oil from the marsh. The burn is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am. The Coast Guard says the air will be monitored during the burn. 

Several agencies responded to the discharge and the Coast Guard says the pipe has been secured. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

No injuries or waterway restrictions were reported due to the discharge.

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