Mystery Sheen in 40 Arpent Canal, Chalmette, LA
Chalmette, LA, USA | 2022-Jun-22
Initial Notification: On June 19, 2022, the USCG Sector New Orleans notified the NOAA SSC regarding a discharge of an unknown amount of an unknown oil from an unknown source in a drainage canal located along the Lower Mississippi River and the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, in St. Bernard Parish, LA. USCG on-site response personnel report a strong fuel smell and an 8-10ft alligator in the area along with several sheens ranging from 1nm to 4nm long within the canal. Valero Energy initiated response actions. USCG requested NOAA on-site support.
|Latitude (approximate):||29° 57.07′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||89° 56.14′ West|