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Blowout in Gulf of Mexico: Wellhead releasing unknown product’ into
water off Louisiana coast (MAP)
By News Bulletin
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA. ENE NEWS
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012

Wellhead Release

East Bay, LA 2012-Nov-05

At 0640 on 5NOV12, USCG Sector New Orleans contacted NOAA SSC about a report of a wellhead releasing unknown product into the water. The location was described as "Northern East Bay" without precise coordinates. The release began early in the morning, exact time unknown and the rate of discharge is unknown. The release is unsecured and overflight is scheduled. There is limited information at this time and further investigation is required. USCG requested a trajectory to aid with field activities.

Note: Documents are posted chronologically and early reports likely contain factual errors. These errors may be corrected in a later report.

Incident Details

Spill, potential spill, or other: Oil Spill
Cause of incident: Well Blowout

Latitude (approximate): 29° 5.00' North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 15.00' West

NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) provides science-based solutions to protect and restore the nation’s natural resources from coastal environmental hazards. OR&R serves the nation by providing expertise and a suite of products and services critical for making science-based response decisions that prevent further harm, restore natural resources, and promote effective planning for future incidents.

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA

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Editor's Note: The interesting map provided by NOAA and linked in the upper right corner of this page "shows the locations of oil spills and other incidents for which NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) provided scientific support for the response. It also shows the locations of other major spills, but it does not show the location of every significant oil spill" for every year from 1957 on. Select the year in the dropdown menu on the map page. Also, for some interesting comments by people who theorize the source of this "Wellhead Release," some of them knowledgeably go to ENE News.
- Les Blough, Editor
Axis of Logic