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Here come the berms

by admin on May 27th, 2010

U.S. Coast guard announces that they will allow the construction of berms that many in Louisiana believe may be their last line of defense. “There are a lot of doubts whether this is a valid oil spill response technique, given the length of construction and so forth,” said Admiral Thad Allen in making the announcement at Port Fourchon. “But we’re not averse to attempting this as a prototype.”
In addition, the Coast Guard said the Army Corps of Engineers has approved construction of approximately half of the sand berms that state and local officials asked permission to build to keep oil off the Louisiana coast.” The rest of the story is at nola.com.

However Mississippi residents kept an uneasy eye on the berm project after the Coast Guard also said that construction of the berms could lead to shoring of oil along the Mississippi sound, the Mississippi marshes, and Lake Borgne. That is disputed by Garret Graves, chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2010/05/26/2212652/feds-la-barrier-plan-could-push.html

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