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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil in Gulf Of Mexico 2013-04-07

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1043239
Incident Time: 2013-04-07 15:34:00
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 (Approximated from Explicit )
Report Description
MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORTS ARE FOR INTERNAL GOVERNMENT USE ONLY. DATE: APRIL 7, 2013 LOCATION: DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM - LOUISIANA'S BIRD FOOT REGION CONFIDENCE: HIGH (LOW, MEDIUM OR HIGH ANALYSIS SUMMARY: - AN AREA OF SUSPECTED OIL WAS DETECTED ORIGINATING FROM THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM NEAR LOUISIANA'S BIRD FOOT REGION. THIS SUSPECTED OIL WAS ALSO VISIBLE IN TODAY'S MODIS TERRA IMAGE, BUT THE LANDSAT-7 IMAGE PROVIDED MORE DETAIL OF THE EXTENT OF OIL. THE OIL SLICK EXTENDED ABOUT 14.4 KILOMETERS TO THE SOUTHWEST, COHERENT WITH THE DIRECTION OF THE OCEAN'S SURFACE CURRENTS. THE SLICK EXHIBITED A SHIMMERY APPEARANCE ALONG ITS NORTHERN EDGE WHERE IT APPEARED ITS THICKEST AND THEN FEATHERED OUT TOWARDS THE SOUTH AND EAST ABOUT 1.7 KILOMETERS, WHICH CORRESPONDS WELL WITH DIRECTION OF THE SURFACE WINDS IN THE AREA.
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ID:baff3f96-a562-3ac6-818a-ddfe91f8
Source:http://www.nrc.uscg.mil/reports/rwservlet?standard_web+inc_seq=1043239
Date:2013-04-07 15:34:00
Location:28.9358333333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil