Hurricanes May Be Good for Gulf Oil Spill, Experts Say
Storms may help disperse slicks, but oil surging inland still a worry.
For Louisiana resident Merry Schultz, a trip to her regular vacation spot this year wasn't exactly a day at the beach.
Standing on a long pier at Grand Isle State Park on Tuesday, Schultz surveyed a shoreline littered with crusty tarballs and bordered by water shining silver with crude from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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To add insult to injury, low-lying storm clouds darkened a beach pounded by angry waves—calling cards of tropical storm Alex, now Hurricane Alex, roiling out