The slick from this leaking well appears on yesterday's MODIS/Aqua visible satellite image. It's a very small slick, so this doesn't look particularly serious yet. We hope they can get the problem fixed soon.
|MODIS/Aqua visible satellite image of northern Gulf of Mexico taken August 30, 2012. Site of reported leak from Chevron platform is marked. Small red dots are locations of oil and hazardous materials spill reports (see SkyTruth Alerts).|
|Detail from above showing apparent slick emanating from location of Platform B, consistent with NRC report.|