Palm Beach County relying on Coast Guard to report if oil is headed to South Florida

County testing ‘silt curtain’ at Ibis Isle causeway in case oil, tar balls infiltrate Lake Worth Lagoon, Palm Beach Daily News, June 18, 2010:

The county is relying on the U.S. Coast Guard to monitor and report any movement of oil toward South Florida and into Palm Beach County waterways.

Why is this a problem? See today’s report: Florida snorkelers “covered in crude oil”; Officials failed to issue warning until after incident

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