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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