Concentration of PAHs in lagoon’s soil has tripled since August


Sampling Revisit of Southeast Pass, Lower Mississippi River Keeper, February 14, 2011:

Follow up sampling performed by the Lower Mississippi River Keeper in the Mississippi River Delta on December 21, 2010... by: Wilma Subra [Subra Company], Paul Orr [Lower Mississippi River Keeper], Michael Orr, [Louisiana Environmental Action Network]...

On August 3, 2010, and December 21, 2010, the Lower Mississippi River Keeper and Louisiana Environmental Action Network sampled soil in the Mississippi River Delta near the mouth of Southeast Pass. Soil samples were collected from the stained area at the edge of a small lagoon just behind a sandy beach area and from a cane vegetated area next to the small lagoon. ...

The PAHs in the soil strongly support that the soil is contaminated with crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon.

The two areas sampled near Red Fish Bay are still heavily contaminated with crude oil components, eight months after the Deepwater Horizon incident.

Read the report here.

Source: Lower Mississippi River Keeper

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