Tar balls wash up on Cape Canaveral near NASA; “Beaches remained open while the tar balls were collected”


Tar balls wash up on Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, Jacksonville Times-Union, July 7, 2010:

It will take several days to determine if tar balls that washed up on the beaches of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral Tar came from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

These tar balls were collected by the Coast Guard and are being sent to a laboratory to determine their origin. The results should be available by the weekend, said Coast Guard spokesman Christopher Evanson.

The beaches remained open while the tar balls were collected. This is the fifth incident of tar balls being spotted on a Florida east coast beach since June 15.

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