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New Equipment to Remove Oil from Beaches

By: Danielle Eldredge Email
By: Danielle Eldredge Email
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - BP is bringing out the heavy equipment
to remove oil that

The Associated Press
Workers search for signs of washed-up oil as they walk along a beach in Grand Isle, La., on Thursday.

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - BP is bringing out the heavy equipment
to remove oil that's buried on Alabama beaches.

The company has gotten permits to use trackhoes to remove oil
that's buried 6 inches deep or more in Baldwin County.
The machines can reach out into the water with long arms to remove tar balls buried near the surf line.

As the beach cleanup continues, workers are getting ready to
remove the boom that was strung out in Perdido Bay to prevent oil
from getting on to islands and into grassy areas.

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon is worried that BP is leaving the
area too soon even though local officials are still dealing with
the fallout of the Gulf spill.

Information from: Press-Register,

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-08-20-10 0833EDT

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