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East Bay, LA 2012-Nov-05
At 0640 on 5NOV12, USCG Sector New Orleans contacted NOAA SSC about a report of a wellhead releasing unknown product into the water. The location was described as "Northern East Bay" without precise coordinates. The release began early in the morning, exact time unknown and the rate of discharge is unknown. The release is unsecured and overflight is scheduled. There is limited information at this time and further investigation is required.
New Orleans — Remote-operated vehicles were deployed this week to the underwater site of the Macondo well to determine the source of a surface oil sheen that was first reported September 16. Tests on the sheen concluded that the oil found matched the fingerprint of oil from the Macondo 252 well, the same oil that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico for approximately 90 days after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20, 2010, killing 11 men.
Originally posted by TrueBrit
I find it strange that the EPA would be able to have such a wide ranging mission statement, and yet there be so little information about an incident of this nature, or indeed its location. This should surely be the sort of thing that sends a huge team of people in plastic slacks and overcoats into the area to examine the nature of the emegergancy.