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Chevron-BP Pipeline leaks Oil into Louisiana Wildlife Refuge

Posted by feww on April 7, 2010

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Another Year of Oil Spills in Our Fragile Ecosystems

Chevron, BP, Exxon Mobil Corp and all other oil companies are leaving too many indelible footprints on our planet


Raccoon photographed in the Delta National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana probably wondering  whether to wash hands in the water.

A Chevron pipeline leaked at least 18,000 gallons (68,100 liters) of crude oil into the Delta National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana, the U.S. Coast Guard said, Reuters reported.

The exact environmental impact of the leak has not yet been determined, said a spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife.

The leak discharged into a canal about 16km (10 miles) southeast of Venice, Louisiana, a Coast Guard news release said.

“A barge working for Exxon Mobil Corp was driving long pipes called ‘spuds’ to anchor the barge in place, and one may have hit the pipeline operated by Chevron, a Coast Guard spokesman said.” The report said.

Cypress Pipe Line Co, a joint venture between Chevron and BP Plc own the the pipeline, which is operated by Chevron Pipe Line Co., a Chevron subsidiary.

The Delta National Wildlife Refuge is located 16km (10 miles) southeast of Venice, Louisiana along the Mississippi River. The 19,000-ha (48,000 acre) originally designated as a sanctuary and habitat to wintering waterfowl, is marshland near the mouth of the Mississippi River southeast of New Orleans. Accessible  by boat only, the refuge now provides habitat for alligator, brown pelican migrating birds, raccoons and other animals.

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