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Community colleges partner with BP to train volunteers

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Community colleges in Mississippi are working with BP to help train volunteers to help with the Gulf oil spill cleanup. The first sessions began Sunday, but others are scheduled all this week.

MGCCC Jackson County Campus – 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Monday, May 3-Saturday, May 8.

MGCCC Jefferson Davis Campus – 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Monday, May 3-Saturday, May 8.

PRCC Hancock County Center – 10 a.m. Monday, May 3 (additional training sessions to be announced)

These volunteer training sessions will qualify volunteers to participate in pre-landfall beach cleaning to minimize impact on the beaches of any oil contamination of trash and debris on the beaches. It will not qualify the volunteers to do cleanup of oil contaminated beaches and wildlife.

Advanced preparations are being made for a major protection and cleaning effort on the shorelines of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. According to reports, Command Centers opened Saturday.

For further information, visit www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com.

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