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MDEQ seeking input on oil spill assessment

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Officials with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality are seeking the public’s help in determining how much BP should pay for damaging natural resources in the state during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

MDEQ is handling Mississippi’s portion of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment.

Officials say converted skimmer boats are now using different sampling devices to search for oil in the Mississippi Sound and around the barrier islands.

MDEQ executive director Trudy Fisher says the NRDA process not only looks at actual physical damage, it also considers loss of use.

Fisher says a meeting is set for Nov. 22 in Long Beach to explain the damage assessment process to the public.

Fishers says BP pays for the assessment work.


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