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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:24 AM
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Substance in Gulf of Mexico likely sediment, not oil
Source: Reuters

Substance in Gulf of Mexico likely sediment, not oil
By Colleen Jenkins

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla | Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:00am EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (Reuters) - A reported "sheen" in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana is likely the result of large amounts of sediment, not spilled oil, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday.

The Coast Guard collected and tested samples of a dark substance after receiving varying reports on Saturday of possible pollution floating on and beneath the water's surface. The largest sighting described the substance as stretching 100 miles into the Gulf, south of Grand Isle, Louisiana.

An analysis found only trace amounts of petroleum hydrocarbons, oil and grease -- all at levels well within the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's clean water standard.

Sediment carried down the Mississippi River and possibly agitated by dredging is believed to have caused the dark substance, according to a Coast Guard news release.



Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/21/us-oil-sheen-...
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Night Crawler Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:30 AM
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1. Barbara Streisand! N/T
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:33 AM
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2. Good, I don't think we can handle another one
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:19 AM
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3. Yeah, right.
Nothing to see here, move along. It may look like oil, act like oil and taste like oil but it's not oil.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:35 AM
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4. Bingo.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:58 AM
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14. My folks land had natural oil seepage at the riverfront. But this ain't that.
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:35 AM
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5. Sediment floats?
Interesting.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 08:47 AM
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7. x2
My thoughts exactly.
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:30 AM
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8. I've seen it make water cloudy but not
lay on top with a sheen.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:50 AM
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12. x3
"Huh?"


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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:51 AM
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6. likely, schmikely n/t
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:44 AM
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9. And no radiation is coming out of Japan either.
:puke:
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:46 AM
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10. It shouldn't require rocket surgery to tell the difference between oil and sediment
:crazy:
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:47 AM
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11. Why did the fisherman report a very strong odor
of petroleum? Weird.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:52 PM
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16. Maybe another fisherman was upwind?
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:52 AM
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13. It took the CG two days to come to that conclusion...
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 10:29 AM
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:55 PM
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17. Oooh...pretty shiny floating sediment!

Seriously?
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:57 PM
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18. Think the Coast Guard needs to stop taking BP $$$$$ ----
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