Abandoned Spraying Wellhead
Mud Lake, Louisiana | 2018-Nov-07
Initial Notification: On November 7, 2018, the NOAA SSC in New Orleans was contacted regarding a discharging wellhead in Mud Lake, Louisiana. The well head appeared to be abandoned and was observed to be spraying crude oil into the air and staining surrounding vegetation. A 500 to 600 foot rainbow sheen was observed in the vicinity of the well. USCG is requesting a fate and trajectory.
|Products of concern:||Oil, crude|
|Total amount at risk of spill:||Unknown gallons|
|Latitude (approximate):||29° 28.97′ North|
|Longitude (approximate):||90° 1.14′ West|