Saturday, May 15, 2010

Gulf Residents Reporting Smell of Oil

From USA Today:

Some Gulf residents say they smell the deep sea oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill.

"It's chemical, and I'm trying not to think about it," Raymond Dillon, a New Orleans resident told the New York Times.

People in Bay St. Louis, Waveland and Gulfport, Miss., have also reported a petroleum stench, according to McLatchy Newspapers. The smell can pop up anywhere along the Coast, depending on the wind, the story says.

The air quality remains safe, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. More than 800 air samples are being tested daily.

Tar balls were found on the beach at Port Fourchon, Louisiana wildlife officials said Friday.