GA officials say oil impact likely 'low'

Associated Press - June 30, 2010 4:14 AM ET

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Coastal Georgia officials who met to discuss response plans for any potential threat to Georgia from the blown-out well have determined the likelihood of the oil spill reaching Georgia's shores is low.

But the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said in a statement Tuesday that enhanced daily monitoring of the oil spill will prevent the oil spill "from sneaking up on us."

The blown-out well has spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico since an April 20 explosion killed 11 people.

State leaders have been meeting with federal officials and leaders from Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties to discuss a response in case the oil reaches Georgia's shores.

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