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Jun 23, 2010 12:53 PM by Melissa Canone

Thick pools of oil washed up along miles of Pensacola Beach overnight

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Thick pools of oil from the spill
in the Gulf of Mexico washed up along miles of Pensacola Beach
overnight.
Dozens of workers used shovels Wednesday to scoop up the oil and
orange-tinged sand. There were a few sunbathers at the beach, but
no one was in the water.
Tar balls have been reported as far west as Panama City and
heavier oil is predicted to wash ashore further east along the
coast line in the coming days.
Officials also toured the beach. Gov. Charlie Crist said he
called for more skimmers and was disheartened so much oil had
slipped through the skimming operation.
Crist said the problem was the vast amount of the coastline that
had to be protected.

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