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Tropical Storm Bonnie approaches Florida with heavy squalls – CNN.com

Tropical Storm Bonnie approaches Florida with heavy squalls – CNN.com.

Bonnie is approaching the Gulf and has forced crews working on the spill and at the well head to leave for safety.  Booms for skimming up the oil have been removed.  The fear is that the storm will force the booms into sensitive wetland areas, onto beaches, or blow them onto land.  Plus if the booms get damaged it will delay the clean up effort once it’s safe for crews to return to work.

It is suspected that the storm will force oil deeper into the wetlands and up onto beaches.  Clean up crews will have more work to do once Bonnie leaves.

The only bright side is that BP and the Federal Government feel that the well is safe enough to leave the cap closed and unmonitored during the storm.  Although the oil that’s currently in the Gulf will be thrown to shore, there will at least be no new oil coming from the well.

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