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