Tar Balls Reach Farther Down Florida Coast

Sunday, June 20, 2010

According to a June 19 report from the Associate Press, tar balls washed up on Destin, Fort Walton and Panama City Beach, the farthest east the oil has been reported in the Sunshine State. Unfavorable onshore winds were pushing the oil closer, and more tar balls were expected to wash up in the next few days. A large plume of oil was about 30 miles offshore, officials said, and it would land on the Panama City-area beaches in the coming weeks unless the winds change for good.

(Source: Associated Press)

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