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Mystery waxy material on Fort Lauderdale Beach

298 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA | 2020-Sep-02

Initial Notification: On September 2, 2020, the USCG Sector Miami called the NOAA SSC to report a waxy white material that had washed up on Fort Lauderdale Beach near Las Olas Blvd. It was estimated that about a mile of beach was contaminated with a small band of the material. USCG suspect it might be palm oil or something similar. They plan to SCAT the area and collect samples for possible analysis at a local laboratory. No potential source has been identified.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Products of concern:non petroleum oil
Latitude (approximate): 26° 7.18′ North
Longitude (approximate): 80° 6.23′ West