- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

MOORINGSPORT, La. (AP) - Officials say that 3,450 barrels of oil have been recovered from an Oct. 13 oil spill along Tete Bayou in Caddo Parish.

About 4,000 barrels of oil spilled from a rupture in the Mid-Valley pipeline owned by Sunoco Logistics Partners. It carries crude oil from Longview, Texas to Samaria, Michigan.

Sunoco spokesman Jeff Shield tells KSLA-TV (https://bit.ly/1xLlsrE ) that emergency response continues, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state officials and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office all involved.

Shields says 480 dead animals, mostly fish, amphibians and crawfish, have been collected under supervision of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife Fisheries. He says 41 animals have been cleaned and released.

The spill had caused alarm because it threatened Caddo Lake on the Louisiana-Texas state line, a source of drinking water for some.


Information from: KSLA-TV, https://ksla.com



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