Protective boom “gobbled up by the oil” — 100 foot wide areas of heavily saturated shoreline

More than 8 months after BP disaster, boat tour finds oil still fouling Louisiana marshes, Associated Press, January 7, 2011:

State and Plaquemines Parish officials took media on a boat tour of Barataria Bay, pointing out an area where oil continues to eat away at marshes and protective boom is either absent or has been gobbled up by the oil.

The heavily saturated area that reporters saw was 30 feet to 100 feet wide in sections. No cleanup workers were there when reporters toured the area. …

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