Tar blobs that washed up in the Florida Keys are reportedly not linked to the oil spill in the Gulf.
Key West (WiredPRNews.com) – Tar that recently surfaced in the Florida Keys is reportedly not connected to the oil spill in the Gulf. As reported by the Chicago Tribune, the Coast Guard made the announcement Wednesday after tar balls washed up early in the week in areas including Key West and Big Pine Key, which is where the Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge is located.
Capt. Pat DeQuattro, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Key West, is quoted in the report as stating, “The conclusion that these tar balls are not from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident in no way diminishes the need to continue to aggressively identify and clean up tar ball-contaminated areas in the Florida Keys.”
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