Thursday, September 23, 2010

ALERT: 173 ppm oil found in sand at Southwest Florida beach — “Toxic levels” near Sarasota (LAB RESULTS)

Sarasota Water/Sand

Tests, www.testingthewater.org, September 22, 2010:

Summary of Testing

  • Sample taken: Sept. 14, 2010
  • Location: Siesta Key Beach, FL near high tide line
  • Type of sample: Sand
  • Lab: Analytical Chemical Testing Laboratory (Alabama)
  • Result: 173 mg/kg (ppm) of total petroleum hydrocarbons

Lab Results

Sayer Ji of www.testingthewater.org: The hydrocarbons are “concentrating in the sand… to toxic levels.”

It should be noted that the Siesta Key/Sarasota area is also the first place on Florida’s west coast that would be impacted by the BP oil disaster according to several models put out by the federal government.

SEE MORE HERE:
http://www.floridaoilspilllaw.com/173-ppm-oil-found-sand-southwest-florida-beach-sarasota-lab-results

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