Friday, August 6, 2010

No More Threat to FL Keys or East Coast

Keep you fingers crossed friends. Great news! Let's hope for the best but still prepare for the worst because there is still much work to do.

"The Obama administration says the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico no longer poses a threat to the Florida Keys or the East Coast.
A new federal report indicates that only about a quarter of the spilled oil remains in the Gulf and is degrading quickly, with the rest having been contained, cleaned up or having disappeared.

There had been fears that the massive spill could reach South Florida and the East Coast through a powerful loop current, but the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday that enough oil has been removed or evaporated to eliminate those fears.

Still, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco cautioned that the remaining oil - much of it below the surface - remains a threat to aquatic life and Gulf Coast marshes. Just because the oil is diluted and largely out of sight "doesn't necessarily mean (it is) benign," Lubchenco said".

Story received from the AP.


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