Here is a photo of me at Grand Isle, LA.... in June.
I had jumped the boom... and headed to shore.
The beach was a "hot zone" [named by BP] and being cleaned for tar. I found this tarball...and a few disconcerting dead fish.
The beach is very long ... and was totally closed and being cleaned. BP had large workforce assembled... several "sandbonis" and lots of equipment.
I can say that it felt like a militarized zone!
I was detained by BP and "decontaminated." They would not let me photograph this.
Govenor Jindal gave a press conference-- media and Blackhawk helicopters everywhere.