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.
|Products of concern:||non petroleum oil|
|Latitude (approximate):||26° 7.18′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||80° 6.23′ West|