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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil 2016-05-04

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1146973
Incident Time: 2016-05-04 11:43:00
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: 633.6 feet by 1.3 miles (area 99.84 acres)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 106.74 gallons
Report Description
WE HAVE RECIEVED A REPORT THAT SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS AN AREA OF POSSIBLE OIL 14 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE LA BIRDS FOOT DELTA THAT STRETCHES FOR 1.3 MILES IN LENGTH WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 0.12 MILES. THE POSSIBLE SLICK IS OBSERVED IN THE SATELLITE IMAGE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE REPEAT LEAK SOURCE OF THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM (ABOUT 0.1 MILES AWAY FROM NORTHERN END OF THE SLICK) AND THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE THE ORIGIN POINT. CLEAR SKIES WERE PRESENT IN THE IMAGE. WINDS WERE OUT OF THE THE NORTH WHICH IS IN GENERAL AGREEMENT WITH THE ORIENTATION OF THE SLICK.
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ID:928657e9-bacc-3cbc-abc7-55febac57c99
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2016-05-04 11:43:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill