News of the catastrophic explosion that caused an oil spill from a BP offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico has been a hot topic in the Orange Beach/ Gulf Shore area this week.
Fears are high the oil will reach the shoreline. The leak is currently releasing 5,000 barrels of oil per day. This oil spill is looking like it may be the worst oil spill in history, even more so than the Exxon Valdez tanker that spilled 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound in 1989. The most unfortunate part is that BP's rig is tapped into an underwater oil well and could pump more oil into the ocean until the leak is plugged.
Fortunately, no oil has reached the beaches of Orange Beach or Gulf Shores, according to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), which is monitoring the situation. Although fishing is prohibited in the area between the moth of the Mississippi and Pensacola Bay, fishing charters leaving from Orange Beach go 40 mile out to inshore waters. The governor’s office is authorizing other preventative measures to minimize the damage to Alabama waters.
There will be an important meeting hosted by the city of Orange Beach that will outline any new information regarding the City of Orange Beach's BP/Deepwater Oil Spill Incident response and emergency action plan on Friday, May 7, 2010 at the Orange Beach Council Chambers and is open to all. It will be held from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at Orange Beach Council Chambers, 4099 Orange Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach, Alabama (city hall).
If you need more info please contact Angela Bateman, 251-981-6629, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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