Feds say 27% of holes drilled in Florida park show oil buried 2 feet -- It's "not going to get cleaned up in 2010, and probably not in 2011"


Sand Shark scours Panhandle for tar balls , but is it too good?, The Orlando Sentinel, October 16, 2010:

Daniel Brown, Gulf Island National Seashore’s park superintendent...“Our concern is we don’t do more harm by removing oil,” he said. ...

The first few feet of sand contains crabs, insects and organic material that provide fundamental support for a beach’s ecology, he said. And yet, when survey crews bored 408 holes in the seven miles of park seashore known as Fort Pickens, 27 percent of them contained oil as deep as 2 feet below the surface. ...

“I can see this going on for a long time,” Brown said. “The beaches are not going to get cleaned up in 2010, and probably not in 2011.”

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