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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Oil: Crude 2017-06-06

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1180447
Incident Time: 2017-06-06 01:00:00
Nearest City: LA
Location:
Incident Type: PLATFORM
Material: OIL: CRUDE
Medium Affected: WATER
Suspected Responsible Party: TAYLOR ENERGY
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 28.935833, -88.970000 (Explicit)
Reported Sheen Size: 3 miles by 8 miles (area 24 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 16420.86 gallons
Report Description
///MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT/// POSSIBLE OIL SLICK HAS BEEN DETECTED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. THE SLICK WAS CONNECTED TO THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM REPEAT LEAK SOURCE AND MEASURED ROUGHLY 8NMI LONG BY 3 NMI AT ITS WIDEST POINT AT THE TIME OF THE IMAGE. THE SLICK TRAVELED NORTH FROM THE POINT SOURCE IN AGREEMENT WITH SURFACE WINDS AND OCEAN CURRENTS BEFORE INTERACTING WITH THE CONVERGENCE ZONE PARTLY CREATED BY THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOW DISCHARGE. ADDITIONALLY, THE SLICK EXHIBITED A SILVERY/WHITE APPEARANCE IN SUN GLINT AS COMMONLY SEEN IN SUNLIT SURFACE OIL FILMS.
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ID:25f4748e-2b62-3423-9d0c-43844555ba6d
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2017-06-06 01:00:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill