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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil 2018-03-25

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1207656
Incident Time: 2018-03-25 04:29:00
Nearest City: LA
Location: SEE LAT/LONG
Incident Type: UNKNOWN SHEEN
Material: UNKNOWN OIL
Medium Affected: WATER
Suspected Responsible Party:
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 28.937778, -88.970556 (Explicit)
Report Description
NOAA/NESDIS POLLUTION REPORT: REMARKS: POSSIBLE OIL WAS OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. THIS ANOMALY IS UNCONFIRMED AS OIL. THE SLICK WAS BELIEVED TO BE EMANATING FROM THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM LOCATION AND WAS ORIENTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH WINDS TO THE NNE AT THE TIME OF THE IMAGE. THE ANOMALY WAS DISTINGUISHABLE FROM ITS HOMOGENEOUS SURROUNDINGS AND CONTAINED A SHIMMERY AREA THAT WAS BELIEVED TO BE RELATIVELY THICKER OIL COMPARED TO THE DARKER SLICK PORTION OF THE SLICK SURROUNDING IT. THE N-S FEATHERING SIGNATURE ALSO SUPPORTED THE ANOMALY"S IDENTIFICATION AS BEING OIL. UNCERTAINTIES: A MORE PRECISE AREAL MEASURE OF THE ANOMALY COULD NOT BE ATTAINED DUE TO THE FEATHERING AND DARK OCEAN BACKGROUND, BUT IT IS POSSIBLE THE AREA WAS LARGER THAN THAT CALCULATED IN THIS REPORT.
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ID:85ce99f2-72a3-30e2-82f4-a96dd5ffa8f7
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2018-03-25 04:29:00
Location:28.9377777778 -88.9705555556
Tags:NRC, release, oil