Tar washing up in Long Beach, Pass Christian

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By GEOFF PENDER - glpender@sunherald.com Wednesday, Jul. 07, 2010 LONG BEACH — Cleanup crews were working Wednesday to clean up fairly large pieces of tar washing ashore in Long Beach and eastern Pass Christian. “There is oil sheen in the water and also tar patties in the water,” said Long Beach Mayor Billy Skellie. “We also have tar patties on the beach.” Harrison...

Will Oil-Eating Bacteria Plague the Gulf?

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by Michelle Greenhalgh Food Safety News July 1, 2010 URL: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/07/will-oil-eating-bacteria-plague-the-gulf/ As though the Gulf Coast states don't have enough to worry about with crude oil spewing into the water at an estimated rate of 5,000 barrels a day, they soon may also have to worry about bacterial plumes. A microbe called Vibrio parahaemolyticus, common in warm coastal...

Field Report: The oysters are dead

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By Ismael Estrada July 7, 2010 URL: http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/07/field-report-the-oysters-are-dead/ Vlaho Mjehovich has been an oysterman in these Gulf waters for 21 years. His father was one here, as was his grandfather. Â It's what this family knows and loves. Photojournalist Gil Delarosa and I went out with Mjehovich today to the waters where he has built his life....

Feds Launch New Oil Spill Website

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RestoreTheGulf.gov will serve as a centralized hub for information about the Deepwater Horizon disaster response and recovery. By Elizabeth Montalbano, InformationWeek July 8, 2010 URL: http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225702714 The Obama administration has launched a new website to provide a centralized hub for information and resources about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response and recovery. RestoreTheGulf.gov, maintained by Unified Area Command's Joint Information...

Anadarko tells BP it won’t help pay for oil spill

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By CHRIS KAHN (AP) NEW YORK — Anadarko Petroleum Corp. says it won't help BP pay for the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The Houston company, which owns 25 percent of BP's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, said Friday it has refused to send the $272 million contribution that BP requested in June. As part owner, Anadarko was on...