Lake oil spill occurs in Louisiana

On behalf of Rock Palermo of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC posted in Oil and Gas on June 02, 2015.

Recently, Louisiana saw a lake oil spill. The spill happened last month on a northern part of Caddo Lake near James Bayou. Reportedly, the lake ended up having about 15 barrels worth of oil leaked into it as a result of the spill.

What was behind the spill? According to the KSLA article which reported on the spill, a deteriorated oil pipeline is being pointed to as the source of the spill. Efforts are currently underway for replacing the pipeline.

Authorities were first informed of the spill on May 14. According to authorities, reporting protocols were complied with by the company which owns the above-mentioned pipeline.

Containment and clean-up efforts were started after the spill was reported.

There are many oil-related operations here in Louisiana. As this recent spill illustrates, mishaps sometimes occur in relation to oil-related machinery and equipment. Sometimes, like as in the above-mentioned incident, such mishaps result in oil spills. Other times, they result in other sorts of contaminants getting out into the environment.

Thankfully, it appears that the recent oil-related mishap on Caddo Lake may have avoided having major environmental repercussions. According to authorities, the spill has not resulted in any fish or animal deaths and nor has it had any negative effects on drinking water.

Oil-related mishaps aren't always so minimal in their environmental impacts. Oil spills and other oil-related mishaps can sometimes result in serious land, soil or water contamination. Landowners who believe that an oil-related mishap may have contaminated their land or their well-water may want to have a skilled environmental law attorney look into their situation.

Source: KSLA, "CPSO confirms oil spill on Caddo Lake," May 28, 2015

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