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.
As a plaintiff attorney, Tom Young has been at the forefront of some of the Nation's worst disasters. In 2015, he was judicially appointed to represent over 200,000 plaintiffs in an allocation proceeding involving a $1.24 billion settlement with Deepwater Horizon contractor Halliburton and rig owner Transocean. Currently, he's focused on representing numerous communities across the country that have been ravaged by the opioid epidemic and are now seeking damages from drug manufacturers and distributors.