Thanks to the L.A. Times for their photo journalism, that portrays the heartbreak of this oilspill for us all to see!
A new NOAA Study states that there’s a 61 – 80% chance that the oil will damage Florida’s east coast beaches. For the area from the Mississippi to the Florida panhandle, . . . . it’s 80-100%!
And for Miami and the (now) pristine Keys? They’re predicted to only get tarballs. NOAA doesn’t see the oil impact impacting areas very far up the east coast.
Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the national incident commander, said Friday: “I am reluctant to tell you it will be done before the middle of August because I think everything associated with this spill and response recovery suggests that we should under-promise and over-deliver.” He is the focus of those who point to and blame his following Obama’s orders, for the slow reaction to this disaster.
As yet, there’s no comment from the NOAA scientists on the impact of the toxic chemical dispersants! That could take years to become apparent.
Please see the link to the L.A. Times photos; though an extremely liberal publication, their published photos need to be seen by all!