Jul 13, 2010 1:14 PM by Melissa Canone

Texas Beach Tar Balls Were From BP Oil Spill

HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officials say test results have
confirmed that tar balls found on a second Texas beach were from
the massive Gulf oil spill.
Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant said Tuesday that tar balls
found on a Galveston beach last week are from the blown-out BP well
off Louisiana.
Tar balls found July 5 at another beach, east of Bolivar
Peninsula, were the first confirmation that crude from the massive
BP oil spill had reached Texas shores. Officials say they may have
been brought by ships that worked in the spill area.
Last week, new laboratory results had officials backing off
claims that many of the tar balls on Texas shores were from the
Gulf spill. The confusion was attributed to contradictory test
results from two labs.


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