Sand berms aren't helping to contain Gulf spill, says EPA

09/10/2010 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Sand berms built along the Louisiana shoreline aren't doing much to contain the oil sloshing around the Gulf of Mexico, scientists say, adding weight to concerns about a $360 million plan to build 101 miles of new berms along the state's coast. Critics of the project, which has been championed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, say the structures would cause environmental damage in their own right and do little to safeguard Louisiana's shores.

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