SkyTruth, July 24, 2013: We just saw this report filed (we assume) by Walter Oil and Gas with the Coast Guard’s National Response Center claiming that there is a crude oil spill associated with this incident, and estimating that the spill rate is 7 barrels (294 gallons) per hour.
Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2013: A slight sheen associated with spilled oil is still being detected on the water’s surface but is dissipating, according to a joint statement by the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Coast Guard, and the company involved, Walter Oil & Gas Corp.
AP, July 26, 2013: A slight sheen was visible again but quickly dissipating Friday [...] Light sheens, quickly dissipating, have been reported each day since the blowout. In addition to government monitoring, scientists from a multi-institutional project called the Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf Consortium plan a cruise Saturday to gather water samples.
Published: July 26th, 2013 at 9:27 pm ET
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- WSJ: Blow-out in Gulf of Mexico — “Loss of well control” reported — Large oil sheen on surface, gas flowing into sea July 9, 2013
- CNN: Explosion in Gulf of Mexico; Fire erupts after blowout — ABC: “Major environmental threat may be unfolding” (VIDEO) July 24, 2013
- Video: Huge slick at site of BP disaster in Gulf of Mexico — Visible rainbow sheen and weathered oil not seen for months January 28, 2013
- TV: Massive oil sheen around BP Deepwater Horizon site in Gulf of Mexico (VIDEO) December 17, 2012