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,, 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 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.


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