Gulf Oil Spill: After It Hit Beaches, Where Did It Go?

On a morning stroll down the serene beaches of Grand Isle State Park, a visitor can watch as waves quietly lap the shore, birds sail overhead, a porpoise pokes above the water. Yet it takes only minutes of digging into the sand to reveal a menace that experts say permanently threatens this picturesque landscape: pools of crude oil lurking less than a foot below the surface. The April 20 explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico released an estimated 205 million gallons of oil into these...Full Story
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