New Orleans Mayor: Hazmat Crews prepared “if oil is pushed ashore”


Jindal, Landrieu Discuss Local Storm Preparations, WDSU New Orleans, July 22, 2010:

Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency for Louisiana late Thursday. ...

He said the Louisiana National Guard is already out in coastal parishes...

"(We) certainly don't want to see a storm come and push the oil further inland, especially since the winds and the sea state right now don't favor us," Jindal said. "We've got moderate winds right now, slightly strong winds coming out of the southeast, which is bad for our state." ...

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said city officials are also keeping an eye on the storm, and emergency responders have done hazmat training so that if oil is pushed ashore, they are prepared to remove it.

1 comment to New Orleans Mayor: Hazmat Crews prepared “if oil is pushed ashore”

  • Betsy S.

    It's going to take years for the Gulf Coast to recover from this tragedy.

    I feel so bad for the average people and the wildlife who are being affected.

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