[StBernard] Report from St. Bernard Parish: No oil found Monday
westley at da-parish.com
Tue May 25 23:06:27 EDT 2010
Report from St. Bernard Parish: No oil found Monday
By Bob Warren, The Times-Picayune
May 25, 2010, 12:10PM
Several boats sent out to patrol St. Bernard Parish waters for evidence of
oil Monday found none, the parish said.
Two boats with Coast Guard representatives headed to the Chandeleur Islands,
a barrier chain off St. Bernard's coastline, and the Lake Machias and Breton
Sound areas. Neither boat found any traces of oil, the parish said.
Five boats were deployed for oil reconnaissance in other areas of St.
Bernard Parish waters and also found none. Six more boats trawled the
parish's waters searching for tar balls, the parish. Those boats also found
The lack of oil is a bright spot for the parish. Other areas have not been
so lucky. Oil is fouling beaches at Elmer's Island, Grand Isle and Fourchon,
and has made its way into some of the marshes in the Pass a Loutre Wildlife
Management Area in Plaquemines Parish.
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