Texas: 250 GALLONS of weathered oil removed from Texas wildlife refuge; NOAA predicts BP oil onshore by Thursday


More oil may be headed toward Texas, San Antonio Express News, July 9, 2010:

The 15 gallons of tar balls gathered from Texas beaches and attributed to the BP oil spill over the holiday weekend are a small fraction of what may be on the way — or is already here.

In addition, six barrels [over 250 gallons] of weathered and sand-crusted oil cakes were scooped up at the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday. The oil will be tested today to determine whether it, too, came from BP's Macondo well that blew out April 20. ...

The concern is more oil that may be on its way. ...

To be honest, there is not a lot of options, besides hoping that it will not hit here,” Cooper said. ... “The reality is if we got a significant oiling event back in this area, we don't really have a good way to stop it,” he said.

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