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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil 2015-05-29

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1117998
Incident Time: 2015-05-29 11:55:00
Nearest City: LA
Location:
Incident Type: UNKNOWN SHEEN
Material: UNKNOWN OIL
Medium Affected: WATER
Suspected Responsible Party:
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 28.935833, -88.970000 (Explicit)
Reported Sheen Size: 0.5 miles by 10.5 miles (area 5.25 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 3592.06 gallons
Report Description
****** MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT ******* OIL SHEEN IS SEEN IN SUNGLINT EXTENDING WEST AND NORTHWEST FROM THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM OFF THE BIRDS FOOT DELTA OF LOUISIANA. TOTAL LENGTH OF THE SLICK IS APPROXIMATELY 10.5 MILES AND WAS ABOUT 0.5 MILES AT ITS LARGEST WIDTH. A FIELD OF SMALL CUMULUS CLOUDS IS SEEN IN THE IMAGE NORTH OF THE SLICK BUT THESE DID NOT AFFECT IMAGE ANALYSIS IN ANY WAY. SLICK ORIENTATION IS IN AGREEMENT WITH SURFACE WINDS WHICH ARE OUT OF THE SOUTHEAST PUSHING THE OIL TOWARDS SHORE. UNCERTAINTIES: VERY LITTLE UNCERTAINTY IN THE AREA OF ANALYZED OIL AS IT SHOWS UP QUITE WELL AS A SILVER SHEEN IN THE SUNGLINT OF THE MODIS IMAGE. IN ADDITION, AREA OF POSSIBLE OIL IS FROM A KNOWN REPEAT LEAK SOURCE AND ORIENTATION IS IN AGREEMENT WITH SURFACE WIND FLOW.
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ID:2c646e11-7b7d-361d-9b7a-68cdbf735edc
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2015-05-29 11:55:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill