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Oil Creeping to Florida Shore

By on May 4, 2010

Lee County in Southwest Florida is on the lookout for oil from an oil spill in the Gulf that is approaching our coast. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill which occurred last week is currently about 300 miles to the north north-west of Lee County and Gov. Charlie Crist declared a State of Emergency Friday for the Panhandle. Counties affected are Escambia, Santa Rose, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay and Gulf. According to a news-press.com article, with 200 gallons gushing in to the Gulf every day, the current trajectory could impact Southwest Florida beaches. Lee Co. Emergency Management says it wants to be proactive and is planning meeting with federal, state and local agencies to coordinate a response and clean-up. The local economy, environment, property and health of residents potentially could all be impacted.

The spill is casting doubt that any Floridians will be behind off-shore drilling in Florida. Tourism revenue generates about $57 billion for the state and an oil spill in the Gulf permanently impacts wetlands and wildlife. President Obama has said he wants a moratorium on off-shore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf and that any new leases to drill must include safeguards to prevent a similar spill. Sen. Bill Nelson is asking the president that further exploration be halted into an investigation uncovers why the rig exploded, killing 11. Nelson wants to stop the Interior Department from exploratory operations in the Gulf. Read the rest »

Cleaning Up A Downtown Environmental Hazard

By Eddie Farah on August 15, 2008

The Kerr-McGee property in Jacksonville is a polluted Talleyrand waterfront area that once was home to a long desserted plant.  

There from the 1890s until 1978, fertilizers and chemicals were produced. Today the land is vacant, there are no buildings and a builkhead is built over contaminated sediments at the bottom of the St. Johns River that runs through our city. 

How to clean up the site has been a headache but now the area may see state money for community projects to clean up the site.  Under the plan, the site owner, Tronox Inc. would purchase the river bottom as part of a cleanup of the river and the shore.

In return, in an unusual community-spirited project, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection wants most of the proceeds to return to neighborhood projects.  The cost of the river bottom is still undetermined but could run into a six-figure amount.

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