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Bayou Sorrel pipeline investigation continues

3 years 8 months 5 days ago January 23, 2013 Jan 23, 2013 Wednesday, January 23 2013 January 23, 2013 9:43 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brittany Weiss

BAYOU SORREL - The U.S. Coast Guard reported last week a pipeline burst into the Frog Lake area of Bayou Sorrel.

Firefighters and Hazmat crews initiated a controlled burn last Saturday, which was unsuccessful.

Today, in a flyover of the spill area, the USCG learned the spill may be double what was originally estimated.

The company that owns the pipeline, Orb Exploration, never filed a report with the National Response Center (NRC), but they are required to do so. The Coast Guard has launched it's own investigation into why this requirement was sidestepped.

News Two's Brittany Weiss is speaking with the USCG today and will have more on this story tonight at 6.

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