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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil 2015-12-05

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1135030
Incident Time: 2015-12-05 05:47:00
Nearest City: LA
Location: MISSISSIPPI CANYON BLOCK 20
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: 0.5 miles by 3 miles (area 1.5 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 1026.3 gallons
Report Description
///MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT/// AN AREA OF POSSIBLE OIL IS SEEN EXTENDING TO THE SW FROM THE SITE OF THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM, A KNOWN REPEAT LEAK SOURCE. THE OIL STRETCHES APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES FROM THE SOURCE POINT WITH THE WIDTH OF THE SHEEN VARYING BETWEEN 0.25-0.5 MILE. WINDS WERE OUT OF THE ENE TO NE AT 16KTS AT THE TIME OF THE IMAGE WHICH IS IN AGREEMENT WITH THE ORIENTATION OF THE AREA OF POSSIBLE OIL. THE MEDIUM WIND SPEEDS ALLOWED FOR IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR OIL SHEEN DETECTION THIS MORNING.
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ID:b40a8169-9ae8-30d8-94f9-dab9eeca5dbd
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2015-12-05 05:47:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill