May 24, 2010 05:10

For graphic proof that the idea of rebuilding Louisiana's barrier islands as a long sand bar to block the flow of oil into the state's marshes can work, check out this photo.

The photo depicts a rock and sand barrier that effectively plugged a 700-foot gap on Elmer's Island, near Grand Isle. For more info, the New York Times has an article discussing the pros and cons of the sand bar barrier.

Photo by the Louisiana National Guard.

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