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Oil spill in the Mississippi River near Garyville, Coast Guard says

Officials said they received reports that a potential maximum of 4,200 gallons of fuel oil was released into the lower Mississippi River.
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NEW ORLEANS -- The Coast Guard responded to an oil spill in the Mississippi River, about 40 miles upriver from New Orleans.

Officials said they received a report from the National Response Center shortly around 12:30 a.m. Sunday that a potential maximum of 4,200 gallons of fuel oil was released into the lower Mississippi River at the Pin Oak Terminal.

Coast Guard incident management teams determined that the maximum amount of oil released was 100 gallons and the agency has concluded its response to the incident.

Officials say the cause of the spill is under investigation.