NOAA Reports Surface Oil no Longer a Threat to Florida!

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday that surface oil is no longer a threat to Florida. Check out this feature article in The Destin Log!

The following is an excerpt from the article:

Surface oil no longer poses a threat to Florida coastlines, federal officials said Friday, but submerged oil could continue to wash onto Pensacola beaches for some time.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday that only scattered patches of light oil sheen remain on the surface of the Gulf near the Mississippi River Delta.

The flow of oil from the ruptured Deepwater Horizon well has been stopped since the well was temporarily capped July 15. If the well remains capped, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco said Northwest Florida beaches are past the worst of the oil contamination.