EPA ship just beginning to monitor Gulf for oil, results could take a year -- Florida Keys, Miami and Atlantic Coast next


Vessel will set sail today after testing for Gulf oil, Pensacola News Journal, March 28, 2011:

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It is the [EPA's] only ocean and coastal monitoring vessel...

The ship is equipped with state-of-the-art sampling, mapping and analysis equipment, including side scan sonar, underwater video, water sampling instruments and sediment-sampling devices. ...

Second mate Steve Roy, 28, of Little Falls, N.Y., said it could take from a few months to a year to conduct testing that will determine whether the samples contain any oil. ...

From here, the ship will go to St. Petersburg to conduct a diving survey and hold an open house. Then it will head to the Florida Keys, Miami and up the Atlantic Coast.

[Chief mate Doug Brown] said the vessel probably will return to Pensacola to conduct more sampling next year.

Read the report here.

5 comments to EPA ship just beginning to monitor Gulf for oil, results could take a year -- Florida Keys, Miami and Atlantic Coast next

  • Anthony

    I'm sure we American's will get the real facts when the evidence is presented. (rolls eyes)

  • xdrfox

    See the size of that ship ? All they need is a 20" boat with a hook anchor and some white absorbing cloths to find oil ! Where have we see that before ? lol

  • skizeqz

    must be a cush job, probably air filtered cabins, expensive robots, drinking and girls...or what? get on it, it cant take a year to do tests...wait a minute, it is coming up on a year pretty soon already, EPA!

  • skizeqz

    Has it been posted at FOSL if they are still using any underwater COREXIT near the site? Are there any rigs right there still?

  • Afu

    In a year they'll be able to explain where they did not find any oil and corexit.
    Meanwhile...

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