Currents Could Take Oil Up to N. Carolina

Models suggest the Atlantic Coast isn't safe
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2010 4:49 PM CDT

(Newser) – North Carolina, too? Computer models show the possibility of the oil from the Gulf spill moving up the Atlantic Coast beyond Florida to somewhere around Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, by early July, reports Newsweek. If the patterns hold, it would then head east into the open water of the Atlantic.

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"I've had a lot of people ask me, 'Will the oil reach Florida?'" says one government scientist. "Our best knowledge says the scope of this environmental disaster is likely to reach far beyond Florida, with impacts that have yet to be understood." (Read more Gulf oil spill stories.)

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