BP Oil blowout has Florida’s Nature Coast nervous

05/07/10 Tom Baur
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Hundreds of thousands of gallons of black gold gush unabated daily since BP’s Horizon Discovery Oil rig blew up near New Orleans.

WMNF reports from Cedar Key on Florida's Nature Coast.

Cedar Key Mayor Sue Colson is mad as heck over the lack of communication she has seen from BP Oil and Federal officials.

Mayor Colson’s city has endured many disasters in its time: the No-Name storm of '93, the banning of net fishing in '95 and the disappearance of the Shrimp fleet. But nothing compares to the devastation that will arrive if the oil comes ashore.

Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce Secretary Andrea Dennison sees an idyllic laid back way of life under threat.

The threat of losing his livelihood has him feeling very anxious, but Local clammer Ricky Cooke is optimistic that the Gulfstream Loop current will draw the oil past his shores.

University of Florida Shellfish expert Leslie Sturmer wants everyone to know that as of now, the famous Cedar Key Clams are safe and tasty as ever.

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