Stratified Beaches, Courtesy of BP?


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We dug a hole at the beach today and found stratified layers of black matter between the sand. All of the dark layers were within 6 to 12 inches of the surface and we did not find any  similar discolorations  below that depth. (The hole went down at least 2 and 1/2 feet.) What do you think? Was this part of the gift that keeps on giving from BP’s Macondo Well? If so, what kind of dangers might this residue pose?
Dangers and damages aside, gulf residents still have gorgeous sunsets to enjoy, but at what cost? (Another distributive justice dilemma.)

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Another One Bites the Dust


Photo by: OceanaWavemaker

Oil Platform Explodes In The Gulf Of Mexico Off The Louisiana Coast

Another oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has exploded this week.  Ho hum.  Nothing to see here.  Carry on.

By the way, the coast guard originally reported a mile long sheen on the water’s surface coming from the rig.  This report was quickly retracted.  Unlike BP’s Deepwater Horizon, this explosion did not claim any lives.  With thousands of aging rigs in the gulf, expect more of the same.

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Oil Platform Explodes In The Gulf Of Mexico Off The Louisiana Coast

Latest Gulf oil rig problem differs from BP spill

Breaking: Another Gulf Oil Platform Explode