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Eugene Island Pipeline Spill

On July 26, 2009, oil was observed approximately 33 miles offshore and 60 miles southwest of Houma, Louisiana. The oil was subsequently identified as coming from a leak from the Eugene Island Pipeline System. An estimated 63,000 gallons of oil was released.

Pre-approved dispersant was applied to the heaviest concentrations of the spill and a significant amount of skimming was done. In addition to identifying resources at risk, spill specialists from NOAA OR&R provided spill trajectories and coordinated monitoring to ensure the applied dispersant was working effectively.

Response efforts ended on August 2, 2009.

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