Coast Guard plugs well, continues to clean oil after leak
NEW ORLEANS - According to the United States Coast Guard, a well has been plugged after discharging a mixture of crude oil, gas, and water near Port Sulphur.
At approximately 10:15 p.m. Sunday personnel on a rig barge mechanically plugged the well head permanently securing it. Officials estimate that around 9,282 gallons of oil was discharged before the well was controlled.
Approximately 10,080 gallons of oil-water mixtures has been recovered so far. The department of wildlife and fisheries is at the scene conducting response operations for affected wildlife in the area.
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