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Sunken Barge MM501

South of Valewood, MS | 2016-Jan-25

Initial Notification: On January 25, 2016, the USCG Sector Lower Mississippi River notified the NOAA SSC regarding a sunken barge containing liquid urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) at River Mile Marker 501 on the Mississippi River. Information regarding potential fate and effects of product release was requested.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:urea ammonium nitrate (UAN)
Total amount at risk of spill: 24,620 barrels
Latitude (approximate): 32° 57.12′ North
Longitude (approximate): 91° 6.30′ West