News Alert: 022-13 Pipeline Leak Franklin Parish (Delhi) 13 June 2013
Posted: 6/14/2013 10:06:25 AM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center


AS OF 0800 HOURS 14 JUNE 2013



ACTIVATION LEVEL: LEVEL 4
(NORMAL)



 



022-13 Pipeline Leak Franklin Parish (Delhi) 13 June 2013



 



SITUATION



At 1402 hours 13 June 2013, notification was received of a
pipeline leak in Franklin Parish near the community of Delhi. Denbury Resources
and Trans Canada are the two companies that have pipe lines in the area.
Denbury shut in all of their lines and confirmed the leak was not theirs. Trans
Canada confirmed the leak was in their lines and that the product leaking is
methane gas. 



 



As of 0800 hours 14 June, the
wrong line was blown the night of 13 June and the leak is ongoing and pressure
readings on the line are not dropping. Trans Canada has a contractor en route.
Antely Road remains closed and the evacuation is still in effect.



 



As of 1552 hours 13 June, LSP Hazmat reported that
monitoring and identification of the leaking line was ongoing and La Hwy 132
remained closed as a precautionary measure.



 



There have been no reports of any explosions or fires
associated with the leak.



 



There have been no injuries or fatalities reported for this
incident.



 



Initially, 7 homes were evacuated as a precautionary measure
and one road (Antley Road in Franklin Parish) was closed. As of 1630 hours, 5
additional homes were evacuated. Residents are being set up in a local hotel by
Trans Canada.



 



No requests for state assistance have been submitted.



 



ACTIONS BY PARISHES



OEP Directors for both Franklin and Richland Parish are
engaged.



 



ACTIONS BY STATE AND OTHER AGENCIES



GOHSEP



GOHSEP Region 8 Coordinator is assisting the parish affected
and providing reports as needed.



 



WebEOC incident 022-13 Pipeline Leak Franklin Parish (Delhi)
13 June 2013 has been created to support this event.



 



LSP



Personnel respond to the incident site to monitor and report
as needed and will maintain personnel on site until secured.



 



LDEQ



Personnel are performing air monitoring and will continue to
do so until the site is secure



 



 





 







 



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