Coast Guard: Oil reported near last week’s well blowout off Louisiana coast

Published: November 12th, 2012 at 4:19 pm ET


Follow-up to last week’s report from East Bay: Blowout in Gulf of Mexico: Wellhead releasing 'unknown product' into water off Louisiana coast (MAP)

Title: Incident Report # 1030328
Date: Report taken at 18:19 on 11-NOV-12

Incident Type: UNKNOWN SHEEN
Affected Area: EAST BAY
The incident was discovered on 10-NOV-12 at 10:40 local time.
Affected Medium: WATER EAST BAY
Latitude: 29° 00′ 09″ N
Longitude: 089° 16′ 29″ W
CHRIS Code: OUN Official Material Name: UNKNOWN OIL
Sheen Color: RAINBOW
Sheen Travel Direction: NW
Sheen Size Length: 600 METERS
Sheen Size Width: 10 FEET
Body of Water: EAST BAY

See also: Feds: Release of 'unknown amount' of 'unknown substance' due to 'unknown cause' off Louisiana coast -- Helicopter investigating incident

Published: November 12th, 2012 at 4:19 pm ET


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18 comments to Coast Guard: Oil reported near last week’s well blowout off Louisiana coast

  • Sickputer

    Well, we get a color and size this time. The eagle eyes in the sky are gaining communication skills.

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  • jec jec

    Bet no one wants to ID the crude…..cause if BP oil…..

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  • WindorSolarPlease

    Here we go again, they have done things, and they cannot control these situations they have created.
    You cannot abuse this earth, it will eventually turn on you.

    Lets see, we have BP, Fukushima, Sinkholes, Dumping, Fracking, Drilling, Experiments they don't tell us about, Problems with other Nuclear Plants, War. I think we have enough to do us all in.
    Great Job (Sarc).

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  • gladys a milyon gladys a milyon

    It's not the earth turning. It's man destroying it.

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  • dosdos dosdos

    It's formal, Texas Brine is billed for government expenses. Now it will go to court, where they will probably explain that DNR gave them the permit to deposit fracking sludge, and they don't owe anything.

    By the way, the fracking sludge probably originated in Arkansas, because they made it illegal to dig a shallow well and dump the sludge in the ground, which is SOP in most places. The sludge was hauled down to Texas with the drilling companies who used it, who hired Texas Brine to take it off their hands. Mixed in with the stuff off the bottom of the Gulf from the Deep Horizon , laced with Corexit, it makes a pretty nasty compound for both salt and fractured strata.

    But remember, DNR gave them the permit to dump it there along with the radiation laced crude.

    My guess is that Texas Brine will get off, despite the contract they signed with Occidental and the permit with DNR. Federal law says they did nothing wrong. It will take a few appeals, but I doubt they'll get any fines or settlements against them to stick.

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  • razzz razzz

    Trying to explain how they breached the wall of a salt cavern to the outside perimeter is going to be the hardest fact to defend if they made the cavern to sell the removed brine to industry. Then selling cavern space for storage will be a minor detail.

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  • weeman

    Tell me am I ou to lunch, if you continue to deplet the oil and gas in the gulf and once removed under great pressure the pressure must decrease overall and therefore the strata on top will subside, does logic dictate, tell me.

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  • owlafaye

    A small nuclear device 1000+ ft. down will stop the Big Hum.

    The problem is big government however. They do not know how to react to catastrophes. The sure know how to talk about them for years and years however. All the finger pointing delays solutions also.

    It is a matter of moving in quickly, controlling the situation and then the sending out of bills.

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