Posted: Jul 30, 2010 12:23 PM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Government scientists are saying South
Florida and the East Coast will likely not see any oil impact from
the massive Gulf of Mexico spill.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday
that an analysis shows most surface oil remaining in the Gulf has
degraded to a thin sheen. The oil is hundreds of miles away from a
powerful current that scientists had feared could carry it through
the Florida Keys and up the East Coast.
NOAA chief Jane Lubchenco (LOOB'-chihn-koh) says with the
exception of Louisiana, much of the northern Gulf shoreline will be
spared any additional major impact as long as the well remains
Between 94 million gallons and 184 million gallons spewed into
the Gulf before the well was capped more than two weeks ago.