Active Cleanup from Deepwater Horizon Accident Ends in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi

Release date: 10 June 2013

Following the extensive three-year cleanup effort, the U.S. Coast Guard is ending active cleanup operations in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida and today announced that the three states are expected to complete the transition back to the National Response Center (NRC) reporting system by mid June 2013. The announcement is the result of the extraordinary progress made cleaning the Gulf of Mexico shoreline.
Today, operational activity has ended on 4,272 of the 4,376 shoreline miles that were in the area of response. Patrolling and maintenance activities continue on 84 shoreline miles in Louisiana, with another 20 miles in Louisiana pending approval or final monitoring or inspection. In addition, BP recently reached agreement with state and federal Trustees on 28 additional early restoration projects totaling approximately $594 million. Overall, BP and the Trustees have announced 38 projects totaling approximately $665 million.

People can report possible sightings of oil-based material to the National Response Center by calling 1-800-424-8802 or filing an online report at

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