Florida scientist says CLEAR water tests positive for oil, “Can’t be seen and it poses health risks”; Officials “only doing visual assessments”


Oil spill: Is Gulf safe for swimming?, Pensacola News Journal, June 26, 2010:

Dick Snyder, director of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation at the University of West Florida, began conducting water samples May 3 on Pensacola Beach every Tuesday and Thursday because beach and health officials were only doing visual assessments.

What you can't see in the water may be more dangerous than what you can see, he said. ...

It can't been [sic] seen and it poses health risks... [W]ater samples taken Thursday in the surf zone, where most people swim, at Casino Beach, did reveal small amounts of alkanes, hydrocarbon molecules found in oil, he said. ...

See also: Florida waters test positive for dissolved oil; Researchers “Suspect it’s a lot” (VIDEO)

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