MSNBC: “Red gunk” and foam washing up in Mississippi — “This stuff clings together… like snot”

Gulf residents track washed up gunk, MSNBC, January 3, 2010:

Laboratory testing of samples from a large patch of reddish foam found floating near Horn Island, off the coast of Mississippi, on Aug. 9 found that the foam was indeed composed of chemical dispersant and BP oil. …

Shirley Tillman… 60, has been walking the beach for years, and worked with her husband on a “vessel of opportunity” in the clean-up effort until mid-August. …

“When the tide is coming in, this stuff starts washing up,” said Tillman. “It’s white fluffy, foamy stuff —kind of like a meringue. This stuff clings together … like snot.” …

The red gunk resembles dispersed oil, according to photographer and local resident Shirley Tillman.

Shirley Tillman via MSNBC

2 comments to MSNBC: “Red gunk” and foam washing up in Mississippi — “This stuff clings together… like snot”

  • kingfish33919

    And the 20 billion set aside for reparations wont be needed. You guys better such making noise – the kinf that will get you name in the papers.

  • xdrfox

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    • On September 29, 2010, the EPA approved a list of 593 instances in which a pollutant caused impairment in the PR water body that keeps it from supporting its designated use for drinking water, swimming and recreation, fishing, or other activities specified by the commonwealth. The most common pollutants causing impairment include pathogens, arsenic, and dissolved oxygen. …,_President_Barack_Obama_Declared_the_Areas_Qualified_to_Receive_a_Federal_Aid_Supplement_to_Assist_Local_Recovery_Efforts.html

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