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  • A long brown floating oil boom with a fishing vessel in the background.
    Oil boom near Breton Island National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Greg Thompson, USFWS.

    Service, Coast Guard, and responsible party responds to 50-barrel oil spill on Delta National Wildlife Refuge with controlled burn

    June 3, 2014 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Coast Guard are working with the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator Office, Texas Petroleum Investment Company and Forefront Emergency Management to mitigate an estimated 50-barrel crude oil release on Delta National Wildlife Refuge. A silver sheen was observed by an aerial overflight on May 28, 2014. Texas Petroleum Investment Company (identified as the responsible party), and Forefront Emergency Management responded to conduct an initial assessment, though inclement weather prevented a full response.  Read the full story...

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