“All we could see was oil” says top LSU researcher on flyover; “Divers said there was oil everywhere” in shallow waters of LA coast — NOAA says clean in 5 weeks?

Saturday, September 25, 2010
By Paul Martin

FloridaOilSpillLaw.com
September 25th, 2010

La. coast hit by more oil, The Advocate (Baton Rouge), September 25, 2010:

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Moderate to heavy oil washed onto almost 100 miles of Louisiana’s shoreline this week, the federal government said Friday…

Gregory Stone, director of the Coastal Studies Institute at LSU’s School of the Coast and Environment… sent scuba divers… off of St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. “The divers said there was oil everywhere,” Stone said. …

“There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and we took the [helicopter] ride at high noon,” Stone said. “We could easily see into the shallow waters off of the coast and all we could see was oil. …

Charlie Henry, a scientific support coordinator for… [NOAA said,]“Those areas are hard to get into to clean… I think it will take weeks, not months, to get it cleaned up. Maybe by the end of October.”

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