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Oil Spill

Monday, December 06, 2010
DHH Reopens Oyster Harvest Areas 9 and 10

More oyster harvest areas closed as a result of the Gulf oil spill have been cleared to reopen.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010
DHH Reopens Three Harvest Oyster Harvest Areas

BATON ROUGE — More oyster harvest areas closed as a result of the Gulf oil spill have been cleared to reopen. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting areas 11, 21 and 23 after working with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other state and federal partners.

Monday, October 18, 2010
DHH Continues to Reopen Oyster Harvest Areas

Two of the first oyster harvest areas closed as a result of the Gulf oil spill have been cleared to reopen. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting areas 12 and 13 after working with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other state and federal partners.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Louisiana DHH Releases Oil Spill-Related Exposure Information

Three hundred and sixty-one oil spill exposure-related cases have been reported to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) since April 18, 2010, according to its tenth surveillance report released today. Two hundred and seventy-seven of those cases involved workers on oil rigs or workers involved in the oil spill clean-up efforts, while 84 were reported by the general public.

Monday, August 02, 2010
Louisiana DHH Releases Oil Spill-Related Exposure Information

Three hundred and thirty-four oil spill exposure-related cases have been reported to the Louisiana Departm

Monday, July 26, 2010
Louisiana DHH Releases Oil Spill-Related Exposure Information

Three hundred and twenty-four oil spill exposure-related cases have been reported to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to date, according to its eighth surveillance report released today. Two hundred and forty-one of those cases involved workers on oil rigs or workers involved in the oil spill clean-up efforts, while 83 were reported by the general public.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
DHH Closes Oyster Harvesting Area 23 Due to Oil Spill

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the closure of oyster harvesting Area 23 in response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf.