Feds: Release of ‘unknown amount’ of ‘unknown substance’ due to ‘unknown cause’ off Louisiana coast — Helicopter investigating incident

Published: November 6th, 2012 at 12:23 pm ET
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Follow-up to: Blowout in Gulf of Mexico: Wellhead releasing 'unknown product' into water off Louisiana coast (MAP)

Title: Incident Report # 1029641
Source: NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER
Date: Nov. 5, 2012

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Latitude: 29° 02′ 45″ N; Longitude: 089° 17′ 04″ W

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION

  • Report taken at 07:39 on 05-NOV-12
  • Affected Area: EAST BAY
  • The incident was discovered on 05-NOV-12 at 05:32 local time.
  • Affected Medium: WATER EAST BAY

INCIDENT LOCATION

  • County: PLAQUEMINES
  • State: LA
  • Latitude: 29° 02′ 45″ N
  • Longitude: 089° 17′ 04″ W
  • EAST BAY, BETWEEN SOUTHWEST PASS AND SOUTH PASS

RELEASED MATERIAL(S)

  • CHRIS Code: UNK
  • Official Material Name: UNKNOWN MATERIAL
  • Qty Released: 0 UNKNOWN AMOUNT
  • Qty in Water: 0 UNKNOWN AMOUNT

DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT

  • CALLER IS REPORTING A RELEASE OF AN UNKNOWN SUBSTANCE FROM A WELL HEAD DUE TO AN UNKNOWN CAUSE AT THIS TIME.

WATER INFORMATION

  • Body of Water: EAST BAY
  • Water Supply Contaminated: UNKNOWN

REMEDIAL ACTIONS

  • CALLER STATES THEY ARE SENDING A HELICOPTER TO INVESTIGATE.
Published: November 6th, 2012 at 12:23 pm ET
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