Tar balls wash up on Florida’s East Coast for second day in a row; Chamber of Commerce scrambles to control damage (VIDEO)

Tar ball clean up in Cocoa Beach, WOFL Channel 35 Fox, July 7, 2010:

Clumps of sticky black tar washed up for a second day on Cocoa Beach. …

The Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is working to control any damage that may come to businesses in the area. Its a big concern to us, as it impacts our economic engine of tourism, said Melissa Stains, President and CEO of the Chamber. …

Although it’s not yet know where the tar came from, experts believe it’s not likely it came from the gulf. Still, tourism officials will ask the county to move $350,000 from the fourth cent tourist tax to help pay for positive ads about space coast beaches.

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