Massive tar ball from BP oil gusher comes ashore in Northeast Texas, Coast Guard just predicted no oil for area; “Safe to swim” (PHOTO)


Galveston tar balls came from Deepwater Horizon, KENS Channel 5 San Antonio, July 5, 2010:

The Texas General Land Office confirmed Monday the tar balls found along the shores of Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula are from the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Over the weekend, officials heard rumored reports of tar balls washing ashore. Officials performed rushed tests on samples collected and have since confirmed the oil is from the massive spill in the Gulf.

Tar balls have also been found on East Beach, but officials have not said whether they are from the same source.

Tar balls from oil spill found on Bolivar coastline, Houston Chronicle, July 5, 2010:

Officials have confirmed that tar balls discovered over the holiday weekend on Crystal Beach in the Bolivar Peninsula are from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, marking the first time oil from the spill has been found on Texas beaches.

About 10-12 tar balls washed up on Crystal Beach on Saturday. On Sunday, 5 gallons of oil were also found on the same beach. ...

After workers cleaned the beach, the tar balls and oil were sent to labs to be analyzed. Officials confirmed that the oil was from the Deepwater Horizon spill. ...

If the tar balls found in Galveston are related to the oil spill, the key will be figuring out how they got here, said Roschelle Gaskins, a spokeswoman for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Coast Guard, as late as last week, had told the bureau that oil from the spill was not predicted to reach Galveston, she said. ...

Photo from KENS Channel 5 in San Antonio, TX:

Massive Tar Ball in galveston, TX (KENS)

8 comments to Massive tar ball from BP oil gusher comes ashore in Northeast Texas, Coast Guard just predicted no oil for area; “Safe to swim” (PHOTO)

  • Shannon

    STOP PLAYING ON PEOPLES FEARS!!!!!!!! SHAME ON YOU!!!!! It is very clear to see in the photo that the claimed "tar ball" is really nothing more than a large hunk of wood and it is very clear to see in the photo. Stop lying to people and find a way to be a solution to the problem not an addition. Anyone who can't see that is a piece of wood is very naive!!!!

  • TXGIRL

    Things are always bigger in TEXAS. YEEEHAWWWW!!!!

  • Mark

    Shannon's comment...another comment from either BP or the CIA

  • Gary

    Mark;For Your Information"MORON",IT IS A PIECE OF WOOD!.

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