Tar Balls Hit Texas Beaches
Spill has now affected every Gulf state
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2010 2:10 AM CDT
A sample jar of tar balls found on Crystal Beach and Galveston's East Beach during the holiday weekend are displayed during a news conference at the US Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit.   (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Michael Paulsen)

(Newser) – Oil from the BP spill has now reached the shores of every Gulf state. Tar balls from the spill were found over the weekend on a Texas beach 400 miles from the Gulf gusher, AP reports. Authorities—who rapidly dispatched cleanup crews and sent BP the bill—believe the tar balls may have dropped off a passing ship instead of drifting all the way from the Deepwater Horizon.

 

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