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Skytruth Alert: Wellhead Allision, Lake Washington, LA 2013-02-26

On 26FEB13, USCG Sector New Orleans contacted NOAA SSC in regards to an allision that occurred at 8:00 pm between a 42 ft. aluminum hull crew boat and an inactive wellhead in the Lake Washington Field in Lake Grande Ecaille (~11 miles due west of Empire, LA). Initial reports from personnel on scene estimate either crude oil, produced water, or natural gas is discharging from the well. The well has been shut in since December 2007 and no flow lines are attached. USCG is requesting a trajectory to support the morning operations.
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Date:2013-02-26 00:00:00
Location:29.364167 -89.768889
Tags:NOAA, trending