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Ocean Springs mayor calls oil cleanup ‘outrageous'

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran is calling the oil cleanup effort shameful. During a boat trip on Saturday, Moran says she saw a ribbon of orange emulsified oil north of Horn Island that was five miles long and 10 feet wide. She says there was one skimmer around and it was not working.

Mayor Moran says she contacted the Unified Command, but she says the people she talked to seemed to have no sense of urgency about cleaning up. The mayor said "Where are the hundreds of vessels of opportunity supposed to be coming in right now? It's in Mississippi waters and there's no boats to be seen. It's absolutely outrageous. Obviously nothing is being coordinated. It's an absolute shame that they're not responding."

Mayor Moran says on its current track the oil is headed right toward Belfontaine beach. Moran say she applaud governor for obtaining skimming vessels for Mississippi because it's time to take matters into our own hands.

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