lest we forget
Oil cleanup continues in Plaquemines Parish
Published: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 2:56 PM Updated: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 2:59 PM
Oil hasn’t flowed from BP’s Macondo well in almost three months, but cleanup efforts continue in area parishes.
Crews in Plaquemines Parish collected more than 37,000 gallons of oil-water from parish waterways and picked up more than 10,000 bags of oily waste and tar balls from parish shorelines over the past 11 days, the parish said in a news release.
The parish said the “Inland Waterways Strike Force” collected 37,275 gallons of oil/water mix from Bay Jimmy. Teams are also collecting oil every day in Southeast Pass, Southwest Pass, Bay Baptiste, and Bay Long.
The shoreline crews picked up 10,244 bags of oily waste and tar balls from the beaches at Southwest Pass, Southeast Pass, and Pass Chaland between Sept. 30 and Oct. 11, the parish said.
and a couple of comments in the story
Reality October 13, 2010 at 4:30PM
Interesting that the facts came from the parish. This is the parish that claimed 6,000 acres of marsh was impacted directly by the oil. Official numbers on acres of marsh impacted state wide is 400 acres.
Of course the number of gallons of oily water is not a really viable number. How many gallons of oil is the important number.
keysfish October 13, 2010 at 5:33PM
From Unified Area Command, and released today, 10/13: “Approximately 98 miles of Gulf Coast shoreline are currently experiencing moderate to heavy oil impacts-approximately 88 miles in Louisiana, 9 miles in Mississippi and 1 mile in Florida. Approximately 458 miles of shoreline are experiencing light to trace oil impacts-approximately 203 miles in Louisiana, 81 miles in Mississippi, 60 miles in Alabama, and 114 miles in Florida.”