Posts Tagged ‘tar balls’
The man at BP’s claim’s facility Tuesday night couldn’t speculate about the decision to keep the doors open. He could only provide a freshly printed flyer with the new hours of operation. That was news to Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson. “Oh, are they staying open?” he [...]
It was distressing to read the article on the front page of the Pensacola News Journal today in which it was reported that John Lanza lifted the health advisory for Pensacola Beach. John Lanza is the Director of the Escambia County Health Department which is charged with protecting the health and [...]
For Immediate Release June 22, 2010 4:30 p.m. CST Latest Oil Spill Developments Dear Neighbor, As dime to five inch-sized tar balls and tar “patties” continue to slowly inundate the Northwest Florida coastline, officials with the United States Coast Guard, British Petroleum, the [...]
Rich Davis writes for the Evansville, Ill. Courier & Press. He recently wrote about his annual vacation to Pensacola Beach: "We saw maybe two of the rumored (and gooey like brown pudding) tar balls the media yapped about." "...We were fine — filing away memories of this pristine place — [...]
Panama City News Herald: Cleanup crews were stretched out along western Bay County beaches Saturday, picking up the first coined-sized tar balls and smaller tar “flecks” from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that residents and officials have dreaded for weeks but knew were coming. Read more.
Northwest Florida Daily News reports: As Walton County beaches witnessed their heaviest showing of tar balls to date, Okaloosa officials are gearing up for a second strong wave of weathered oil to hit shores Monday. Read more.
From The Ledger: Oil Crisis Focus Now On Tactics Pushed by the strong prevailing wind and currents, the globs of today will become the tar balls of tomorrow on the Panhandle beaches. Key points from the article: Florida officials asked for and got a promise from BP to provide 20 more [...]
Press Release - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Tar balls of weathered oil began washing up along Gulf beaches at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge yesterday afternoon with the high tide at approximately 3:00 p.m. Cleanup crews began removing oil on the Fort Morgan Unit of the refuge [...]
We are in Day 46 of the BP Oil Disaster and 16 days before the Pensacola City Council meets again to express its "outrage." cfnews13.com: Computer Model Shows Oil Could Threaten Atlantic Coast By July "With news of tar balls washing up on Pensacola Beach, Florida joins the list of states [...]
The following is the Friday report from State Sen. Don Gaetz. The only exception I have is that we were told that BP initially responded with six two-man crews, but maybe they upped the number when BP heard girls in bikinis were on the beach: For Immediate Release June 4, 2010 Dear [...]
We are getting reports that tar balls have washed on to Pensacola Beach. Fox 10 is reporting three were found by a Gulf Breeze family at Fort Pickens. The Coast Guard reports there have been more than 50 tar balls found in the Florida Panhandle area....but the USCG adds this qualifier "only four of [...]
For weeks, the public has been told that the crude from BP's Deepwater Horizon well is a light crude that it evaporates easily. "It's nothing like what BP tired to cleanup in the Exxon Valdez spill."---I heard a Coast Guard official tell reporters this while I was driving to Eunice, [...]
From our Mobile Beast Corps correspondent, Dawn Butler: Admiral Thad Allan is in charge of the US Coast Guard response, so he was at Dauphin Island, Alabama Friday. He said the response has been the same whether it was 5,000 or 200,000 gallons of oil spilled per day or more. How about 3,000,000 [...]