Tuesday, July 6, 2010

First BP (NYSE:BP) Tar Balls Show Up on Texas Beaches

For the first time since the BP (NYSE:BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, tar balls have shown up on Texas beaches.

According to Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, the tar balls showed up on Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula on Sunday, and crews have been dispatched to clean it up.

"We've said since day one that if and when we have an impact from Deepwater Horizon, it would be in the form of tarballs," Patterson said. "This shows that our modeling is accurate. Any Texas shores impacted by the Deepwater spill will be cleaned up quickly and BP will be picking up the tab."

So far approximately 35 gallons of oil waste has been cleared from the two Texas beaches.

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