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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil in Gulf Of Mexico 2013-05-28

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1048572
Incident Time: 2013-05-28 12:10:00
Nearest City: LA
Location: UNKNOWN SHEEN INCIDENT
Incident Type: UNKNOWN SHEEN
Material: UNKNOWN OIL
Medium Affected: WATER
Suspected Responsible Party: TAYLOR ENERGY
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 28.935833, -88.970000 (Explicit)
Report Description
REPORT RECEIVED FROM NOAA EMAIL: AN AREA OF POSSIBLE OIL EXTENDS TO THE SOUTHWEST OF THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM THIS AFTERNOON. ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS SHOW MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES OVER THE POINT SOURCE WITH LIGHT SURFACE WINDS OUT OF THE EAST/SOUTHEAST. OCEAN CURRENTS ARE CURRENTLY OUT OF THE EAST/NORTHEAST. AQUA MODIS IMAGE TAKEN ALMOST 2 HOURS LATER SHOWS THE SAME AREA OF OIL WHICH ENHANCES THE CONFIDENCE OF THIS ANALYSIS. UNCERTAINTIES: CONFIDENCE IS FAIRLY HIGH WITH THIS AREA OF POSSIBLE OIL DUE TO THE DIRECTION OF THE OCEAN CURRENTS AS WELL AS THE SAME PRESENCE OF POSSIBLE OIL BEING SEEN IN THE MODIS AQUA IMAGE. THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY DUE TO THE DIRECTION OF THE SURFACE WINDS BEING OUT OF THE EAST/SOUTHEAST BUT DUE TO THEIR LIGHT TO CALM SPEED, THIS MAY NOT BE A FACTOR IN DETERMINING WHERE THE OIL WILL EXTEND FROM THE LEAK SITE.
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ID:7f18a1ee-4b6b-3be4-adf3-99375c00
Source:http://www.nrc.uscg.mil/reports/rwservlet?standard_web+inc_seq=1048572
Date:2013-05-28 12:10:00
Location:28.9358333333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil