Scientists: Worst-case scenario shows oil on LI

Some scientists speculate that the oil that has been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico since April 20 could have an effect on Long Island's shores.

Loop currents that have brought tar balls and globs of oil around the Florida Peninsula could potentially force the oil slick up the East Coast, some scientists say. According to experts, computer models confirm oil could reach Long Island within several months time in the worst-case scenario.

Yesterday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on state and local governments to begin planning for the oil spill to impact Long Island's shores. Local officials say talks have begun on a plan of action should the oil reach the Island's beaches.

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