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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil 2015-05-07

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1115850
Incident Time: 2015-05-07 09:15:00
Nearest City: LA
Location:
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: 0.8 miles by 17.5 miles (area 14 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 9578.83 gallons
Report Description
*** MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT *** POSSIBLE OIL SLICK EXTENDING 17.5 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST FROM THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM SITE. THE OIL SLICK IS BLACK WITH A SILVERY OUTLINE IN POTIONS WHERE IT IS BELIEVED TO BE THICKEST. THE SLICK IS 0.8 MILES WIDE (AT ITS WIDEST SECTION), AND ITS ORIENTATION IS SUPPORTED BY THE EASTERLY WINDS AND WEST-SOUTHWEST OCEAN CURRENT IN THE AREA AT THE TIME OF IMAGE CAPTURE. THE OIL SLICK TESTED NEGATIVE FOR VEGETATION USING A FALSE COLOR COMPOSITE.
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ID:fee45119-e7f6-3fa0-8ae6-fdbbce9a97b4
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2015-05-07 09:15:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill