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Tar balls STILL washing up along Alabama Coast....

There is REASON that farmers dont let FOXES guard hen houses! This is something the Govt should have overseen to makek SURE it was done and sent the BILL to BP!

All along the coast a non-metallic sheen. In places four miles off shore.
Clean up crews sporadically dotted the beaches. There were crews near Laguna Key on West Beach. A large group of workers at the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge but it was the oil in plain sight that got our attention.

When we were up in the air we saw several clean up crews all along the surf line all up and down the coastline and we wondered why they were cleaning there when up on the beach there are all these tar balls, little pieces of oil, almost any where you look you can find
them and nobody is cleaning them up.

"They"re down to I'd say couple hundred people they need thousands of people to get it cleaned up." A man who identified himself as a worker for BP but wanted to remain anon

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momof030404

Asked by momof030404 at 7:57 PM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • momof030404

    Comment by momof030404 (original poster) at 7:58 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • It is so sad and so tragic and I am so pissed at BP and the fact that a few decades ago, the government made it possible to ignore safety measures and inspections. Ugh.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 8:00 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Are you thinking MORE still needs to be done or are you happy with the current handling??
    momof030404

    Comment by momof030404 (original poster) at 8:00 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Oh my. I know the Alabama National Guard was sent out there to clean up the beach. They just returned home (I know, my son was there). They may have to be sent out again. It was hard, nasty work.
    MaryWolfe

    Answer by MaryWolfe at 8:02 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • My son's friend in NC has been sent down there as a Coast Guard advisor to direct the cleanup so it is obviously still going on. He is there for three months. I don't think the damage will ever be repaired---the birds,the aquatic animals,the water,etc. have all been permanently altered.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 8:15 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • i don't think it should be the military's job to clean it up i think all the jackasses from our government that let it get this bad to begin with and the jackasses from bp need to be cleaining it up..if it weren't a southern state i think they would have handled it so much differently jmho
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 9:10 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • i don't think it should be the military's job to clean it up i think all the jackasses from our government that let it get this bad to begin with and the jackasses from bp need to be cleaining it up..if it weren't a southern state i think they would have handled it so much differently jmho

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    There are only a few ADVISORS from the Coast Guard supervising. BP is cleaning it up,from what they tell us.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 9:14 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/08/smallbusiness/bp_hiring_unemployed/index.htm

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    This is a LINK that explains how BP is hiring thousands of unemployed in southern states to clean up....Interesting.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 9:18 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I feel so bad for all those folks and the nature and wildlife that have been destroyed!  It is an awful situation and will be for awhile but God will fix it ...

    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 10:39 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • There are hundreds of Coast Guard personnel down there still, all over the gulf, supervising clean up. BP is hiring contractors who specialize in oil spill clean up, they have to, they are financially responsible. It is only BP cleaning up in the sense that they are paying as they should. When cleaning up an oil spill, especially when it is come ashore, you have to be careful that the cleanup effort doesn't do more harm than the oil does. Bulldozing the beaches and wetlands would get rid of all the oil, but that isn't really a good idea. Just remember that most of the advisors and experts working on the spill cleanup, government and private companies, are much more experienced in remedial processes than you think.
    stringtheory

    Answer by stringtheory at 12:52 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

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