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Four Years after Oil Spill, 1,250-pound tar Mat Washes Ashore in Florida
Source:     Editor:     Date: 2014-3-7

Nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil continues washing ashore in Florida. On Thursday, a crew from the state Department of Environmental Protection found a 1,250-pound tar mat in the surf off Pensacola Beach.

The mat measured about 9 feet long and 9 feet wide, the DEP crew noted in a report. They dug up as much of the gooey mess as they could and contractors hauled it away. On Friday they excavated another 100 pounds.

 (Tampa Bay Times, Edited by Topco)