I worked this Saturday and Sunday on the Naval Base of Pensacola, Fl. Sad to report there is tar ball oil buried in the soft sand and on top ( the area I have been working is near the navy Lodge), and in the water. They had two boom in place holding oil sheen however with tides going in and out, the oil was getting out. There were shrimping boats out in the distant where we were cleaning up. Any kind of fishing does not seem appropriate at this time in the ocean.
I just returned from Panama City Beach, Florida working on the shorelines. I was away for three weeks unable to blog. I do not tote my laptop because I like to travel light. There is such misinformation between workers, contractors, sub contractors and staffing agencies, and the public! There is an astronomical amount of oil in the water right now and it is going to reach the shorelines of the Gulf Coast, on a more consistent bases. The weather and wind play a big part of where the tar balls appear, however the oil slick is a whole other animal, and I fear what will transpire during hurricane season.
I want the oil out of the water and off the beaches period! There seems to be more of a concern to get the 21 billion then to allocate it and use it properly. I have been a Pensacola, Florida resident for some years, I’ve always recognized and appreciated the beautiful beaches here, and now I get to witness at first hand this unfortunate environmental death.
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