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Oil spill near Butte La Rose contained, cleanup underway

Posted at 12:53 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 16:37:23-05

An oil spill on the Atchafalaya River near Butte La Rose has been contained. The spill according to The US Coast Guard was reported scene Monday December 2, 2019.

During the time since the spill was reported, the oil has been boomed and contained. The oil is leaking from a barge along the Atchafalaya River near Cow Island Lake, according to the Coast Guard.

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is also on scene aiding in the cleanup of that oil spill. They were alerted to the cleanup on Friday morning.

Crews have been launching from an area near Butte La Rose. Any environmental impacts because of the leak were not known.