Beach Communities Worry BP Leaving Town, WKRG, February 15, 2011:
... [A] 35 page report prepared by the Coast Guard, NOAA, EPA, BP and others concludes once current cleaning operations are finished any further cleaning would do more damage to the environment than leaving remaining oil in place. ...
Beaches, like in Orange Beach, are considered clean by the report although we could find tar balls just about anywhere we looked but still the beaches meet the standard of "no further treatment".
"There is no doubt, March 1st is their deadline and they're going to leave us high and dry." Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon says the report is basically a get out of jail free card for BP. "This whole thing is bizarre to me because I thought there whole original mandate was to clean up the mess. They have not cleaned up the mess. I want that understood."