PHOTO RELEASE: Emulsified Oil Reaches Marsh Island

PHOTO RELEASE: Emulsified Oil Reaches Marsh Island

POSTED: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 1:55pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 5:47pm

BATON ROUGE (May 20, 2010) -Photos from the Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Team that visited Marsh Island Wednesday show emulsified oil washed ashore.

The state had received reports of oil sheen in the area. Upon receiving these reports, a SCAT team was sent to confirm the presence of oil there. Department of Environmental Quality scientists on the SCAT team confirmed yesterday that emulsified oil, about 200 yards long, was on the shore of Marsh Island.

The oil will be tested to determine if it is from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Click here to view photos of the tar balls on Marsh Island: http://bit.ly/bZ6vDf