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The following is a summary of a daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). We will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this data suggests otherwise.

It is important to note that these reports of daily oil discoveries come at a time when BP is attempting to renege on its oft-stated “Commitment to the Gulf.” The company is repudiating the Contract it made with area businesses and individuals that compensates them for economic losses associated with BP’s spill.

Now BP claims that it is the victim. You be the judge.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Oiling Report January 2, 2014

Today FDEP personnel conducted post-response monitoring surveys along Walton County, Florida beaches with an emphasis in the Seagrove and Grayton Beach State Park areas.

Several Surface Residue Balls (SRBs) were found throughout the area. Today’s findings indicate that oil from BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill can still be found even in the eastern counties, furthest removed from the accident site.  All SRBs observed during the survey were collected. Further surveys later in the day were cancelled due to rain.

A total of 153 SRBs were collected during the survey, amounting to one quarter pound of Deepwater Horizon oil product removed from the beach today.

See below for an image of some of today’s collected oil.

Portion of BP Oil collected January 2, 2014 on Walton County, Florida beaches. These hardened balls are often filled with deadly, flesh-eating bacteria. Do not handle without protective gloves.
Portion of BP Oil collected January 2, 2014 on Walton County, Florida beaches. These hardened balls are often filled with deadly, flesh-eating bacteria. Do not handle without protective gloves.

 

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    BP and the PSC made it perfectly clear as they established the criteria to be a class member sec:1 Class Definition reads If a person or entity is included within the geographical description in Section 1.1 (or) Sec 2 Entities. ALL ENTITES DOING BUSINESS OR OPERTAING IN THE GULF COAST AREA.

    This was designed to corral everyone living in the four states into this settlement by design. Then run them through a mathematic probability witch several couldn't pass. Along with compensating only for 2010 losses when many continued to mount losses in 2011 see: interim payments stats by GCCF. Yes they could of Opt-Out but to where the courts 3-5 years from now or a BP claim process that's not paying.

    By BP now challenging the causation issue again they in fact are challenging their own words on Class Membership. Setting the stage to fight the certification of the class.

    Another flip -flop

    http://www.deepwaterhorizonsettlements.com/Documents/Economic%20SA/Settlement_Agreement.pdf

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