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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil 2017-09-30

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1191940
Incident Time: 2017-09-30 06:51:00
Nearest City: LA
Location: SEE LAT/LONG
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: 1.5 miles by 8 miles (area 12 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 8210.43 gallons
Report Description
NESDIS MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT. REMARKS: A SUSPECT OIL SLICK WAS DETECTED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY EMANATING FROM THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM, A KNOWN REPEAT LEAK SOURCE JUST OFF THE SE TIP OF LOUISIANA. THE ANOMALY WAS APPROXIMATELY 8 NM LONG BY 1.5 NM WIDE AT ITS WIDEST. ADDITIONALLY, THE SUSPECTED SLICK HAD VERY GOOD CONTRAST WITH ITS BACKGROUND AND ALIGNED VERY WELL WITH WINDS OUT OF THE NE AT 10-15 KT. CONSIDERING THE ABOVE FACTORS, WE HAVE HIGH CONFIDENCE IN THIS ASSESSMENT. UNCERTAINTIES: NONE
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ID:7b74643c-8ddd-30e5-a182-8ddb13bdb470
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2017-09-30 06:51:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill