Friday, February 18, 2011

Florida officials restart testing for Corexit and hydrocarbons after taking the last 6 months off

February 18th, 2011 at 09:31 AM

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is once again testing Panhandle beaches.

The last time FDEP conducted tests were Aug. 16.

FDEP “is initiating weekly beach monitoring for polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and DOSS (an ingredient in the dispersant corexit) in water samples in preparation for this year’s swim season,” according to an e-mail from the DEP’s Dave Whiting, biology program administrator. …

The department will also be performing targeted beach sand sampling in “areas of special concern.”

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