Tuesday, July 06, 2010


The City of Ocean Springs will soon be home to a BP pilot booming program. Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran met with BP officials at the Department of Marine Resources headquarters Sunday morning.

After many meetings with BP, Mayor Moran said she now feels the city is on track to achieving its goal of preparedness.

"We made a presentation again Sunday for the ocean boom called Gunder Boom, proposing a stretch that would go from East Deer Island all the way to Marsh Point near East Beach," said Mayor Moran.

Because of that presentation, BP has agreed to fund a pilot program for a section of the boom.

Too bad Louisiana hasn’t tried to use Gunder Boom.  It looks like a great way to keep oil and tarballs out.

Here’s a website with drawings showing how the boom works



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