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Coast Guard working to contain oil sheen near New Orleans

Posted at 11:27 AM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 14:54:44-04

The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to an oily sheen on the Mississippi River between mile markers 95 and 96 in New Orleans, Thursday.

Fifteen hundred feet of boom has been deployed to contain the sheen.

Six oil spill response boats will be on scene along with Coast Guard shoreline assessment teams to assess and recover the product on the shoreline.

The Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office has joined the response effort.

The cause of this incident is under investigation.