BP Oil Still Washing Ashore in Louisiana
A new wave of oil from the BP disaster washed ashore along the Louisiana coast late last week, coating beaches and polluting interior marshes.
About 16 miles of beach in Plaquemines Parish south of New Orleans were fouled with massive black oil slicks and tar balls as big as 12 feet in diameter, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported. Dead fish were also seen in the affected areas.
The oil sightings were confirmed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries as well as by environmental advocates.
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