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Discharge into Marsh from Aboveground Pipeline, Hackberry, LA

Hackberry, LA, USA | 2022-May-10

Initial Notification: On May 9, 2022, Texas Petroleum Investment Company (TPIC) observed a discharge from an aboveground pipeline in a marsh near Hackberry, Louisiana. Approximately 2 barrels of crude oil is estimated to have discharged - some has migrated to Black Lake, and some remains in the marsh vegetation. OSROs are on-scene with containment boom and skimmers. On May 10, MSU Lake Charles contacted NOAA SSC for support in preparing an in-situ burn (ISB) request to submit to RRT-6.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:crude oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 20-40 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 30° 1.29′ North
Longitude (approximate): 93° 23.72′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Applied
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable