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Jul 2, 2010 3:55 PM by Melissa Canone

LA National Guard Monitoring Dispatch Of Skimmers

VENICE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says Louisiana National
Guard troops will monitor the dispatching of skimmers to deal with
the Gulf oil spill.
Expressing frustration with a lack of information from the Coast
Guard on how many skimmers are working at a given time, Jindal said
about 20 troops will be assigned to assemble data daily and report
to the state. It was unclear how they would obtain the data.
Jindal and coastal leaders have been complaining about long
periods when it has appeared not all available skimmers were
working to clean up oil - and a lack of up-to-date information from
the Coast Guard.
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser said coastal
officials want BP PLC to buy 300 additional skimmers that can be
mounted on existing boats.

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