Louisiana has more oiled shoreline now than in July -- "Baby crabs and adult shrimp covered by crude, slicks on the surface" -- (PHOTOS)


Bowermaster's Adventures - Measuring the extent of oil spillage, AOL News by Jon Bowermaster, November 29, 2010:

With the six-month anniversary of the BP spill now in the rear view mirror the company as well as a variety of officials both federal and state would like the world to believe the oil is gone. ...

[P]hotos and first-hand accounts from Barataria Bay recently show the opposite – oil still reaching high into the marshy grasslands, baby crabs and adult shrimp covered by crude, slicks on the surface. ...

[T]he scene is reminiscent of July, the height of the spill, with haz-mat suited workers rushing around in small boats, booms and vacuums still being deployed in attempts to clean up what is clearly still a mess. According to P.J. Hahn, Plaquemine Parish's coastal zone director, more than 32,000 gallons of oil were sucked out of nearby marshes in just the past 10 days. "People think it's over, but look around," says Hahn. ...

[T]he total amount of Louisiana shoreline impacted by oil has grown from 287 in July to 320 miles today.

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