BP Disaster

BP re-oilings plague La. shores and marshes

December 5, 2011

The Daily Comet reports that tar balls continue to wash up on the Louisiana shores.

Oil is everywhere.

It sits beneath the sand in layers, left there when crude began washing up after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig in April 2010 and later covered by the wind and waves that constantly reshape the beach. Mats of oil snared in marsh lie just below the waterline a few feet from shore. And when the innocuous-looking balls of sand that constantly wash up are broken open, a smell akin to fresh asphalt wafts out.

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