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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil 2016-05-18

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1148245
Incident Time: 2016-05-18 01:55:00
Nearest City: LA
Location: SEE LAT AND LONG
Incident Type: UNKNOWN SHEEN
Material: UNKNOWN OIL
Medium Affected: WATER
Suspected Responsible Party:
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 28.935833, -88.970000 (Explicit)
Report Description
/////MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT///// SATELLITE IMAGERY REVEALED AN OIL SLICK EXTENDING OVER 22 MILES FROM THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM. SKIES WERE MOSTLY CLEAR AT THE TIME THE SATELLITE IMAGE WAS TAKEN AND WINDS WERE LIGHT FROM THE NORTH AT 5 KNOTS. ALTHOUGH THE SLICK APPEARED SILVERY IN SUNGLINT, GREATER THAN NORMAL UNCERTAINTY EXISTED DUE TO THE COARSE RESOLUTION OF THE SATELLITE DATA, WHICH MADE IT DIFFICULT TO DISCERN IF THE SLICK EXTENDED FARTHER TO THE WEST OF SOURCE THAN HAS BEEN ANALYZED HERE.
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ID:d98d8534-2269-39cf-aa4d-977f8069c8d5
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2016-05-18 01:55:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil