Expert: Oil spill to reach shore ‘much more quickly’ once oil spill nears Florida’s west coast

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Worse, if an oil spill got into Tampa Bay, getting it out again would be difficult because the bay doesn’t flush itself well. There is other bad news for the ecosystem. …

Drilling 50 miles off Louisiana requires sinking a well 5,000 feet deep. Fifty miles off Florida’s coast, the water isn’t nearly as deep. That means any spill would reach Florida’s shoreline much more quickly, said University of South Florida oceanographer Robert Weisberg. …

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