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June 2nd, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Oil 'everywhere' on Alabama beach

(CNN) – Robotic subs are trying to make a clean cut through the gushing oil pipe at the bottom of the Gulf. Then BP will attempt to cap it and contain the oil that's gushing out. But the fix can't come fast enough though for the barrier islands along the Gulf shores.

The oil is now arriving at a small strip of land called Dauphin Island in Alabama, sitting at the mouth of Mobile Bay. Because of that, the Alabama Department of Public Health is discouraging people from swimming in the waters. Cleanup crews are now shoveling oil from the sand and scientists are currently testing the waters by the beaches. Our John Zarrella witnessed the strange sight on those beaches yesterday.

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. David

    If they are cutting the pipe off at the BOP, set another BOP on top of the one that is damaged bolt down the flange, close the the BOP the oil stops flowing. GAME OVER Its not brain surgery BP.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm |
  2. Mike

    Even if BP plugs the leak tomorrow, the damage to our coasts, fisheries, and wetlands has already been done. I am afraid I will not see the cleanup of this catastrophic disaster in my lifetime and my grandchildren will be suffering from the impact when they are old men.

    BP should never again be allowed to drill for oil in our country and for that matter why in God's name do we allow foreign companies to harvest our natural resources in the first place.

    This tragedy will most likely limit President Obama's presidency to one term. Too bad he seemed like a good honest man.

    All I can hear in my mind is "Drill baby, drill." Anyone who uttered these words should never serve in public office again. Have they no shame?

    June 2, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  3. Ann Forehand

    It appears to me that BP is more interested in capturing the oil (and making money) than they are about stopping the leak. As a native Floridian, I'm afraid that the Gulf will never be the same in my lifetime.

    June 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm |