Thu., July 22, 2010 4:33pm (EDT)

Chance Of Oil On Coast Slim
By Susanna Capelouto
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Georgia officials are prepared to deal with any coastal damage from the BP oil spill.
Georgia officials are prepared to deal with any coastal damage from the BP oil spill.
State officials are not too worried about major damage to the Georgia Coast from the BP oil spill in the Gulf. Officials have been monitoring the water and air quality.

At a hearing at the state capitol Today Department of Natural Resources commissioner Chris Clark says the state is ready to deal with any impact.

"By the time it gets to us it is going to be so broken down that really what we’re gonna be looking at doing is picking up tar balls and managing access into that area.”

Charles Dawson with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency says there’s only a 20 percent chance of any oil coming ashore in Georgia.

"Even if some of the oil gets into the gulf stream and comes up our coast. The gulf stream should keep that oil well off our coast."