Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Oil Spill: This is What A Marsh Looks Like Dying



WWL TV, WGNO, and NOLA.com all report oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill has reached the marshlands of Plaquemines Parish, La. Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser has been quoted by multiple sources to say this is our "worst nightmare." What we've feared has come upon us. These marshlands are most likely beyond remediation.

The Times Picayune says:
a bleak picture began to emerge this week as the first signs of thick, dark oil from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be seen blanketing a patch of marsh grass near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

At the eastern reaches of the delta, where Pass a Loutre meets open water, dark brown oil was covering an entire patch of cane grass on Wednesday.
It's over. We will see the death of grass and fish, I heard Nungesser say tonight on Channel 26.

Gov. Bobby Jindal made similar statements. Check the news source links in this post for more details.

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