USCG: Louisiana Diesel Spill Clean Up Complete

Wednesday January 4, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Tuesday announced that clean up operations for a 500 gallon diesel spill in the waters of the Mississippi River near Reserve, Louisiana have been completed.

The spill is reported to have occurred near mile marker 137 on Monday at 5 p.m. when a Custom Fuel Services tank barge discharged 500 gallons of diesel into the Mississippi River during a fuel transfer.

"Environmental Safety and Health assisted in clean-up operations and all of the discharged diesel has been recovered or has dissipated," confirmed USCG.

The exact cause of the incident is said to be under investigation.