Coast Guard responds to White Lake oil spill on Tuesday

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The Coast Guard responded to an oil spill near White Lake, Louisiana on Tuesday. 

According to the 8th District Public Affairs Office, the Coast Guard "received a report from the National Response Center at 11:30 a.m. that around 1,260 gallons of oil spilled from a flow line at an oil production facility into the wetlands adjacent to White Lake." 

The Coast Guard said, Environmental Safety and Health, a local oil spill response organization was contacted to conduct cleanup operations.  

The source of the oil spill has been secured and the cause of the spill remains under investigation. 

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality are also investigating the oil spill.

According to the Coast Guard, a containment boom has been deployed around the spill to prevent oil from entering adjacent waterways. 

The responsible party for this oil spill is the Peak Operating Company. 

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