Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FISHERMEN REPORT LOUISIANA BAYS FILLED WITH OIL by Dahr Jamail

Fishermen Report Louisiana Bays Filled With Oil

Story by Dahr Jamail, Photography by Erika Blumenfeld | t r u t h o u t | Report

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Oiled marsh in Bay Jimmy, Louisiana. (Photo: Erika Blumenfeld)

On Saturday, October 23rd, Truthout spotted what appeared to be massive areas of weathered oil floating near Louisiana’s fragile marshlands in both East and West Bays along the Mississippi River Delta. In addition, at least two more oil leaks were spotted near oil and gas platforms along Louisiana’s embattled coastline.

Four days prior, federal on-scene cleanup coordinator for the BP oil disaster, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft, declared there was little recoverable surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Miles-long strands of what appears to be weathered BP oil in bays near Southwest Pass, Louisiana. (Photo: Erika Blumenfeld)

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Miles-long strands of what appears to be weathered BP oil in bays near Southwest Pass, Louisiana. (Photo: Erika Blumenfeld)


READ MORE AT:
http://www.thepolarproject.com/blog/2010/10/27/fishermen-report-louisiana-bays-filled-with-oil/

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