“Man, look at all this oil” says scientist on Florida beach… “Something we will be dealing with for years” — “This is still loaded with PAH’s” (VIDEO)


Ongoing BP Cleanup (Tarballs Washing Up), WEAR Pensacola, January 14, 2010:

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WEAR reporter Laurie Bernstein: At the same time, more submerged oil is being found, in the form of underwater tar mats. ... And scientists say its something we will be dealing with for years.

Dr. Dick Snyder, University of West Florida professor: Man look at all this oil... Any place sand is dynamic, good chance we're going to have buried oil, that includes sand bars just off beach, we don't know how much is out there or where it is...

WEAR: Those underwater tar mats are continuing to produce large tar balls and patties on the beaches nearby.

Snyder: This is still loaded with PAH's...

WEAR: The question is....will that oil dissolve enough into the water to cause a human health risk...

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