Our Hurricane Isaac worries, reported yesterday, were well founded. Earlier today, tests from Louisiana State University confirmed that oil found on Louisiana’s Elmer’s Island and Grand Isle is left over waste from the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil spill.
This from the Associated Press: “Laboratory tests show that globs of oil found on two Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 BP spill.
Tests run by Louisiana State University for state wildlife officials confirmed Thursday that oil found on Elmer’s Island and Grand Isle matched the biological fingerprint of the hundreds of millions of gallons of oil that spewed from BP’s Macondo well.
Oil giant BP PLC had said Wednesday some of the oil exposed by Isaac’s waves was from its spill. The company said it would work to clean it up.”_
It’s too early to tell what the impact will be for fish and wildlife, so stay tuned as we continue to report on Hurricane Isaac aftermath.