Flashback: NOAA says only 20 to 30 percent of oil can be removed from beaches


Spill scientists give up on cleaning chemical, Anchorage Daily News, August 15, 1989:

Present beachcleaning techniques are removing only about 20 to 30 percent of the oil, [Spill response program manager for NOAA David] Kennedy admitted.

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