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Discharge of Asphalt-like Oil into Mississippi River at MM 339, Ashland, LA

Ashland, LA, USA | 2023-Jun-11

Initial Notification: On June 11, 2023, the USCG Sector Lower MS River contacted the NOAA SSC regarding the possible discharge of approx. 5,000 gallons of an asphalt like oil into the MS River at MM 339 south of Natchez, MS. The discharge was reported to have occurred at around 2000 CDT on 10 JUN. USCG MSU Vicksburg PR and OSRO on scene. The release is reported as secured. Assessments continue. USCG requested Resources at Risk and initial fate and effects analysis. SSC provided the requested products (see hotline for details) and standing by for further assistance if needed.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:vacuum tank bottoms, aka asphalt
Total amount at risk of spill: 3200 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 31° 17.28′ North
Longitude (approximate): 91° 31.16′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable