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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.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
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