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Coast Guard: Spill in Bayou Dupont under control

3 years ago September 15, 2011 Sep 15, 2011 Thursday, September 15 2011 Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:25:27 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Coast Guard says an oil leak from an abandoned wellhead in Bayou Dupont in Jefferson Parish is under control.

On Thursday, officials said about 1,470 gallons of oil had been recovered. The Coast Guard says boom has been placed in the water to contain the leak and about 40 workers are cleaning up the spill.

The Coast Guard says one leak in the wellhead has been plugged and two other spots where oil was oozing out have stopped leaking.

The leak was reported to the Coast Guard on Sunday. Officials say Houston-based Cedyco Corp. owns the abandoned wellhead.

State officials say no wildlife has been hurt by the spill.

IMAGE: Coast Guard

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