Barrier islands oil spill cleanup under way

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Associated Press

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 2:07 PM

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — BP official say they need about a week of favorable weather to complete the cleanup of Horn Island in the Mississippi Gulf of Mexico.

Company spokesman Ray Melick tells The Mississippi Press (http://bit.ly/rtaqHw ) that the south shore of Horn Island is the only barrier island area where cleanup crews are actively working.

Melick says progress is being made on Petit Bois, East and West Ship and Cat islands. He says BP is waiting on final shoreline treatment recommendations to go into patrol and maintenance in which teams would check the islands daily and cleanup would occur when needed.

The islands and Mississippi's coast were affected by oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that began April 20 when a BP rig exploded and caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Information from: The Mississippi Press, http://www.gulflive.com

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