MS GULF COAST (WLBT) - Naval Secretary Ray Mabus is focusing on long term recovery on the Gulf Coast, even as residents voice concerns about oil they see every day.
In his eighth town hall meeting Saturday, the former Mississippi Governor heard concerns about claims and the safety of seafood. Representatives from every organization involved in the clean up answered questions. Mabus assured everyone even though the oil spill will soon be killed, cleanup and recovery will not stop.
"While this is a Gulf Coast issue, it's a national concern America needs a healthy Gulf, AAmerica needs a healthy ecosystem, American needs a healthy economy here on the coast, and America needs a healthy community here on the coast," Mabus said.
Secretary Mabus will submit a report with his long term recovery suggestions to President Obama within the next few weeks.
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