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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil in Gulf Of Mexico 2013-08-21

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1057854
Incident Time: 2013-08-21 11:28:00
Nearest City: LA
Location: UNKNOWN SHEEN INCIDENT
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 13.6 miles (area 20.4 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 13957.73 gallons
Report Description
***NESDIS MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT*** SUSPECTED OIL SHEEN ORIGINATED FROM DESTROYED TAYLOR SITE IS SEEN LOCATED NORTH AND WRAPPING WEST. THIS SIGNATURE PATTERN MATCHES WELL WITH SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS NEAR THE TIME OF THE IMAGE. SHEEN IS ESTIMATED FROM SATELLITE TO BE 13.6 MILES LONG AND 1.5 MILES AT ITS WIDEST. SHEEN HAS GOOD DARK CONTRAST WITH ITS SURROUNDINGS EVEN WITHOUT SUNLIGHT PRESENT.
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ID:a9771aee-006d-3d0a-987d-9ac9515255fa
Source:http://www.nrc.uscg.mil/reports/rwservlet?standard_web+inc_seq=1057854
Date:2013-08-21 11:28:00
Location:28.9358333333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill