Friday, August 10, 2012

Oil -spill test at Bear Cut shuts Key Biscayne Channel Thursday-Miami Herald

"An increasing threat from Cuba’s exploratory drilling prompts the Coast Guard to put it clean-up plans to the test


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/08/2940603/bear-cut-to-be-oil-spill-test.html#storylink=cpy

With fruit standing in for tar balls, the U.S. Coast Guard will put its oil-spill fighting capabilities to the test Thursday during an exercise that will temporarily close Bear Cut, the channel between Virginia Key and Key Biscayne.
The exercise to block the cut with booms comes in response to an increasing risk of oil reaching South Florida shores — particularly from Cuban waters, where the government is partnering with foreign companies to drill exploratory wells."

Please see the rest of the article by Curtis Morgan on the Miami Herald website here.

You may also want to read the article and watch the video on CBS Miami here.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/08/2940603/bear-cut-to-be-oil-spill-test.html#storylink=cpy

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