The following is a summary of the 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 6, 2014
Today FDEP personnel conducted post-response monitoring surveys along Escambia County, Florida beaches, with an emphasis in the Perdido Key and Pensacola Naval Air Station areas.
Numerous Surface Residue Balls (SRBs) were found throughout the area. These hardened balls are often filled with deadly, flesh-eating bacteria. Do not handle without protective gloves.
Today’s findings indicate that oil from BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill can still be found. The survey team is not certain that it was able to collect all SRBs in the area.
A total of 466 SRBs were collected during the survey, amounting to two and one half pounds of Deepwater Horizon oil product removed from these particular beaches today.
See below for an image of some of today’s collected oil.