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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil 2016-05-21

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1148389
Incident Time: 2016-05-21 06:47:00
Nearest City: LA
Location: SEE LAT/LONG
Incident Type: UNKNOWN SHEEN
Material: UNKNOWN OIL
Medium Affected: WATER
Suspected Responsible Party: TAYLOR ENERGY PLATFORM
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 28.935833, -88.970000 (Explicit)
Reported Sheen Size: 1.5 miles by 18 miles (area 27 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 18473.47 gallons
Report Description
/// MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT /// SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES AN AREA OF POSSIBLE OIL EXTENDING EAST-SOUTHEAST FROM THE SITE OF THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM OFF THE COAST OF LOUISIANA. TOTAL LENGTH OF THE SLICK IS APPROXIMATELY 18 MILES WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 1.5 MILES, THOUGH MOST OF THE ANALYZED SLICK IS SKINNIER. A SMALL PATCH OF OIL ALSO APPEARED TO HAVE DISCONNECTED FROM THE REST OF THE SLICK BASED ON THE IMAGE. WINDS WERE OUT OF THE NORTHEAST AT THE TIME OF THE IMAGE, WHICH IS IN AGREEMENT WITH THE DIRECTION OF THE AREA OF POSSIBLE OIL, THOUGH THEY WERE FAIRLY WEAK AVERAGING ONLY 5 KTS.
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ID:227fcfd6-452b-32e2-b7ed-3eebb30da6d7
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2016-05-21 06:47:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill