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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Oil: Crude 2016-07-20

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1153953
Incident Time: 2016-07-20 12:28:00
Nearest City: LA
Location:
Incident Type: PLATFORM
Material: OIL: CRUDE
Medium Affected: WATER
Suspected Responsible Party:
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 28.935833, -88.970000 (Explicit)
Reported Sheen Size: 4.4 miles by 7.7 miles (area 33.88 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 23180.78 gallons
Report Description
///NESDIS MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT/// SATELLITE OBSERVATION DATE/TIME: JULY 20, 2016 1628Z LOCATION: MISSISSIPPI CANYON BLOCK 20, [ 28°56"9" N / 88°58"12" W ] CONFIDENCE: HIGH SATELLITE IMAGE SHOWS AN ANOMALY BELIEVED TO BE OIL THAT APPEARS TO ORIGINATE FROM THE LOCATION OF THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM. THE OIL SLICK IS LOCATED AT THE EDGE OF SUNGLINT, AND IS BLACK AND WHITE (WHITE AREAS ARE BELIEVED TO DENOTE AREAS OF THICKER OIL). FURTHERMORE, THE SLICK IS HIGHLY DISTINCT FROM ITS SURROUNDINGS, EXHIBITS JAGGED EDGES AND SHARP TURNS, AND IS ORIENTED ALONG THE CIRCULAR CURRENTS IN THE VICINITY. THE SLICK IS APPROXIMATELY 7.0 NAUTICAL MILES LONG AND 4.4 NAUTICAL MILES AT ITS WIDEST POINT.
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ID:7afc3a7f-8130-3c8f-9b74-7b0667cae940
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2016-07-20 12:28:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill