Marshes remain oiled and “rapidly eroding” — Coast Guard still has no details and no plan (PHOTOS)

Oil still fouling La. marshes, tour finds, Associated Press, January 7, 2011:

A Coast Guard official who tagged along on the tour said a plan was being developed to clean up the rapidly eroding marsh. However, he had no details and couldn't explain why there is no mechanism in place to keep the situation from getting worse eight and a half months after the disaster...

"Clearly there is oil here in the marsh but we are working as a team to find a best way to clean it up," said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Dan Lauer.

Photos via Times Picayune (see all here):

Times Picayune, January 7, 2011

Times Picayune, January 7, 2011

3 comments to Marshes remain oiled and “rapidly eroding” — Coast Guard still has no details and no plan (PHOTOS)

  • soozla

    No details and no plans----because-- A.They have plans(intention)to clean it. B.It can't be done.

  • You can't cleanup a perpetual volume; there is a continuous seepage of oil from the original wellbore and fractured rock shelves -- [methane gas too], in addition to the millions of volumes of oil previously lost in the GOM.

    As we've all read on this site, the oil can also enter the earth by travelling directly into the underwater earth along the coast and then rise to the top until it reaches the top of the grassland and beach.

    Cleanup efforts will continue for almost forever, IMHO.

  • justgone..

    There are many inlet waters in the panhandle. In a place called Bayou Chico, the marsh grass has collapsed. The remaining grass is being ripped up by a bulldozer. The surrounding land is dead. New fences were erected to keep people out. The above poster said it all concerning the travelling underearth oil.

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