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Site 23051 Cumulative Spill Report

posted Feb 7, 2012, 7:16 AM by Paul Woods   [ updated Feb 7, 2012, 7:46 AM ]
Oil Slick Observed at Site 23051 on August 15, 2011
SkyTruth has released a report estimating the total amount of oil spilled in what we believe to be the longest running continuous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The spill started in September 2004 when Hurricane Ivan destroyed oil platform 23051 operated by Taylor Energy, leaving the 26 undersea wells buried beneath an undersea landslide and slowly leaking their contents up through the mud and into the water.  We estimate that the spill has released as much as 1,174,492 gallons of oil cumulatively through the end of 2011, and it continues leaking to this day.