15 Jul '11, 2pm

A Year Later, 530 Miles Of Gulf Coast Still Contaminated With Oil

Nearly a year after the Gulf oil spill and persistent PR on the part of BP to the contrary some 530 miles of the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida remain contaminated by oil, a spokesperson for NOAA has told Bloomberg . At the height of the spill 1,074 miles of shoreline was contaminated. While for much of the first year since the Deepwater Horizon disaster the oil coating beaches and polluting water was heavy and moderate-to-light, now it's "a light sheen and tar balls of all shapes and sizes", Tom Zink said. Read more: Bloomberg More on the Gulf Oil Spill BP Gulf Oil Spill Officially the Worst in US History Toxic Oil Spill Chemicals Showing Up In Gulf Coast Residents' Blood Check out TreeHugger for 30+ fresh, green stories every day!

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