Gulf Coast Communities Investigate Oily Sea Mist
by Debbie Elliott, NPR — September 3, 2010
Orange Beach city hall has been inundated with calls from residents with complaints – foam that they think is dispersant, a gray-metallic slick in back bays or seaweed that looks oiled. There’s a heightened sense of environmental awareness, and local officials are looking for a way to determine what’s going on.
Mayor Tony Kennon says that’s why the town hired independent scientists to test the air, water and soil.
Orange Beach is using grant money from BP for the testing, and posting the data on the town’s website. Mayor Kennon says negative results could affect tourism in the short term, but finding the truth is more important.
Kudos to Mayor Kennon for taking a stand, for what’s right!
The Major is a man of his word.
Monitoring, he is.