NOAA directives for beach cleanup: COSMETIC washing of surface, removing just top layers where heavily contaminated


Gulf oil spill: After it hit beaches, where did it go?, Christian Science Monitor, September 15, 2010:

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NOAA’s directives for Gulf Coast beach cleanup include cosmetically washing surface contamination, collecting tar balls, and removing the top layers of certain areas where oil is concentrated. ...

“They will never clean it all up,’’ says Doug Inkley, a senior scientist for the National Wildlife Federation. “It is impossible to remove all the oil from the environment. That cannot be done.”

Read the report here.

3 comments to NOAA directives for beach cleanup: COSMETIC washing of surface, removing just top layers where heavily contaminated

  • ghana

    Here is one thing that could answer a buttload of questions; put a submersible at each drill point simultaneously. I believe it would bring back much of BP's and the US Gov's lost credibility if all things shake out as presented by the pair. I need to know Matt Simmon's died naturally and was a crackpot, I need to know the well head is intact on well site A, B, C, D and relief wells that were stopped. Don't care if my technical issues are wrong you get my drift. Let independent scientists position these ROV's at these specific locations and broadcast it!

  • Let's make certain that out-of-sight, out-of-mind does not happen. NOAA seems to be half asleep, or is that catching-a-nap
    so it won't *need* to report real facts.

  • Recycle

    This gives me a lot to think about. Another place I often go to learn about environmental issues is at http://www.youtube.com/greenopolistv because they cover a lot of important stuff too. Something else that's related to saving the ocean is this video on the GreenopolisTV YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJVJavUg5Qw.

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