Oil and tar dredged up and deposited along Louisiana’s shoreline by Hurricane Isaac is from BP’s Macondo well, scientific testing has confirmed. Reappearance of tar leftover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill could be a recurring sight along the Gulf Coast for years to come, scientists say. Earlier this week, Louisiana officials restricted fishing in a large swath of the Gulf, encompassing about 13 miles of coastline and about one mile offshore. Federal and state health officials also warned coastal residents to avoid contact with oil, tar, and oily debris they find and report the substances to the appropriate ... Read More
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