“A continuum of polluted water may still exist” from wellhead to shoreline — “Shrimp, crab, oysters and menhaden appear to have been considerably harmed by the spill”


Fishermen clinging to livelihoods during spill recovery, The Louisiana Weekly, November 22, 2010:

The fisheries segment was funded by a grant of more than $230,000 from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, along with money from private sources. Research for the entire study is supported by Chevron-a participant in the GNO, Inc. [Greater New Orleans, Inc.]/Chevron Coastal Vitality Project. ...

[A] continuum of polluted water may still exist between the well and Louisiana's shores that could affect the life cycles of commercial fish species, according to the study. Meanwhile, more information is needed to assess the impact of oil dispersants Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527 on Gulf seafood. ...

[S]hrimp, crab, oysters and menhaden appear to have been considerably harmed by the spill...

1 comment to “A continuum of polluted water may still exist” from wellhead to shoreline — “Shrimp, crab, oysters and menhaden appear to have been considerably harmed by the spill”

  • Mac

    It makes no sense that they would go from 60,000 barrels a day to 10 - 50ppb of hydrocarbons in water of the estuaries. It's not like the oil is evenly distributed like that, for God's sake.

    What about the oil on the bottom? Seems to me this would be as much of a concern as oil in water column, if not more so.

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