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4:56 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Study: Virtually All Ala. Tar Balls From BP Spill

Study says virtually all tar balls now washing up on Alabama's coast come from 2010 BP oil spill.
Ben Raines/Press-Register The Press-Register

A new chemical analysis shows that virtually all the tar balls now washing on to the Alabama coast are directly linked to the BP oil spill more than two years ago.


The report released Thursday by Auburn University says that tar balls caused by the spill are hundreds to thousands of times more common than another type of asphalt-like tar deposit that's been in the Gulf for years.

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