TV: More oil reported at BP disaster site — ‘Persistent’ and ‘recurring’ sheen (VIDEO)

Published: December 1st, 2012 at 6:44 am ET
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Title: Coast Guard: Another oil sheen discovered near Gulf disaster site
Source: Fuel Fix
Author: Harry R. Weber
Date: November 29, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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Another oil sheen has been reported in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster off Louisiana, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. [...]

The move comes after a sheen was reported by BP on Nov. 2 and verified by satellite imagery, the agency said. Robotic cameras will be used starting Dec. 3 to determine the source of the sheen. [...]

Title: Coast Guard approves plan for reinspection oil spill site
Source: WINK
Date: Nov 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM

[...] The plan calls for ROV’s to inspect potential sources of oil in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon wellhead and rig wreckage to address the sheen that persists in the area. [...]

Title: Coast Guard approves underwater inspection of BP well, Deepwater Horizon wreckage for oil
Source: Times-Picayune
Author: Mark Schleifstein
Date: November 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM

The Coast Guard announced Thursday that it has approved another investigation of the BP Macondo wellhead and nearby wreckage of the Deepwater Horizon drillship to determine if they may be the source of a recurring sheen at the site. The plan by BP and Transocean, owner of the ship, was submitted by the companies on Nov. 9, after the sheen was reported to the Coast Guard’s National Response Center by Bonny Schumaker, founder of the California-based non-profit On Wings of Care, after she flew over the area.

At the time, Schumaker reported [see below] that during several flights over the wellhead she was able to direct the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Research Vessel Falkor to the sheen site, where scientists on the ship conducted their own underwater inspection with an ROV and found no indication of oil coming from the well or the wreckage [...]

According to the On Wings of Care website:

[...] the concern we probably all share is that this does not appear to be from a previously existing or at least previously documented natural seep, and therefore if this is not still residual oil from leaking hardware after 30+ months, then is it coming from some new cracks caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion? [...]

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