UK Today News: Oil Spill Florida Update – Tar Balls Washed Ashore Florida’s Pensacola Beach
Oil Spill Florida, Oil Spill Pensacola, BP Oil Spill 2010: The BP oil spill has finally touched the clean sand beach in Pensacola Florida and reports say that people have begun gathering the small balls that have been washed on to the shore as a result of the Gulf coast oil spill.
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Reports say that the beaches in Florida have not been closed, but currently, the Florida department officials are monitoring the status of the water. The tar balls are reportedly the size of a dime, and when they melt, they stick to anything and it makes the beach very difficult to clean up.
Florida has become the fourth US state to face the consequences of BP’s oil spill, which began on April 20 2010 after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster which killed 11 workers.
As of Saturday, BP said that they have increased the amount of oil that has been funneling – to about 441,000 gallons to the surface – ever since the cap has been placed.