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Tar balls wash up along Louisiana shore

05-14-2010 13:57 BJT

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Gooey, rust-colored globules have been found washed up on a stretch of beach at Port Fourchon, in Louisiana. The port is the principal supply harbor for the Gulf's deepwater oil and gas industry.

Sunrise on Thursday showed a string of the blobs washed up along the edge of the beach. Harbor police have collected samples to determine whether the substance came from the recent oil spill at BP's Deepwater Horizon platform.

Local TV aired footage, showing similar tar balls washed ashore on East Timbalier Island, southwest of Port Fourchon.

Experts tracking the movement of the main slick had predicted the port was likely to be hit by pollution from the spill.


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