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Lake Washington A10 Well Leak; Port Sulphur, LA USA

Port Sulphur, LA USA | 2018-Dec-09

Initial Notification: On December 9, 2018, the USCG Sector New Orleans contacted the NOAA SSC regarding an equipment failure on a wellhead casing in Lake Washington/Rattlesnake Bayou, near Port Sulphur, LA. The discharge amount is estimated to be ~129bbls of crude/water/gas per day. The source was not reported as secured. USCG is requesting a trajectory and potential resources at risk.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Oil, crude
Total amount at risk of spill: 129 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 23.97′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 47.14′ West
On-Water Recovery: Applied
Shoreline Cleanup: Applied
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable