It's Not Over - Deepwater Horizon Disaster Lives On
Saturday, September 25 2010 @ 02:11 PM EDT
Contributed by: richardpitt
Our planet is still having to deal with the oil that BP now says it has permanently stopped from flowing out of the Deepwater Horizon's broken well.
Not only is there still ongoing cleanup, there is still oil coming ashore as noted by this article, "La (Louisiana) coast hit by more oil" in 2theadvocate.com
Sept 25, 2010: By Sandy Davis - Moderate to heavy oil washed onto almost 100 miles of Louisiana’s shoreline this week, the federal government said Friday, and Plaquemines Parish officials say they’re feeling the brunt with oil still saturating marshes, beaches and coastal passes.
The Deepwater Horizon Unified Command reported Friday that light to trace oil affected another 200 miles of the state’s shoreline, according to its weekly report.
Gregory Stone, director of the Coastal Studies Institute at LSU’s School of the Coast and Environment, said Friday he is not surprised at the amount of oil being found in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. He and his research team took a helicopter ride over the coast.
“The weather was perfect. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and we took the ride at high noon,” Stone said. “We could easily see into the shallow waters off of the coast and all we could see was oil. It looked like clouds in the sky except you were looking underwater and it was oil.”
In light of the story I highlighted yesterday in my post in our new "Planet Earth" discussion area about the inability of a news reporter to dig lower than 6" into the sand in one park, this admission that there is still an ongoing problem is almost refreshing.
If you live in and around the gulf area, let us know via your posts and links to articles what is happening down there.