Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungusser, CNN, June 16, 2010

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It [the oil] came ashore under the surface... If it didnt work why don't we stop spraying the dispersants, let it come to the surface and let's fight it where we can see it...

They said it's [oil] light, it will come to the surface. Why do we keep spraying it, if its not doing what it said? It will be ugly all over the top, but at least we can fight it.

Right now its coming ashore beneath the surface. We have it on the bottom of Barataria Bay. Those are the most precious oyster baskets.

It is literally sunk at the bottom with dispersants coating the bottom of that bay. Let us fight it offshore... Tell me why we don't stop spraying and fight it off shore.

A report from WRAL Channel 5 in Raleigh shows what is happening 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico: