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  • Cameron beaches fare badly in groups survey

    July 4, 2012 8:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An environmental group's annual look at water quality at the nation's vacation beaches rates Louisiana's among the most contaminated. The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council says 29 percent of water samples taken at Louisiana beaches showed elevated bacterial levels. The national average is 8... more »
  • BP Says it Plans to Start Deep-Cleaning Alabama's Beaches

    October 12, 2010 11:47 AM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - BP says it plans to start deep-cleaning Alabama's beaches next week. Company spokesman Ray Melick said Monday the process will begin as soon as a weekend of concerts and boat races wraps up in Baldwin County. Melick says the company doesn't want to interfere with... more »
  • Surface of Beaches Looking Good While Crude Lies Buried Beneath White Sand

    September 27, 2010 7:03 AM

    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - At the height of summer, tar balls and paddies of oil were rolling ashore along the Florida Panhandle. Months later, sand castles are being built and swimmers frolic in the water, even though crude lies buried beneath the white sands. Despite lingering concerns about the... more »
  • Oil beneath the surface? Thousands of boats in Gulf

    August 26, 2010 7:00 PM

    More than a thousand Vessels of Opportunity are still scanning the Gulf of Mexico for traces of oil, but where are crews looking? Four months after BP's oil disaster, there are no signs of crude from the air. "We saw no large concentrations of oil," said Lt. Regina Caffrey... more »
  • Increase In Tourism On Alabama Beaches

    July 16, 2010 6:54 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - It didn't even take a full day for Alabama beaches to see an increase in tourism after BP PLC said it capped the oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico. Rental lounge chairs were full outside of hotels and condominiums on the Alabama coast on... more »
  • Oil Returns to Alabama Beaches

    June 23, 2010 8:21 PM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Oil is again fouling coastal Alabama beaches. Scattered tar balls and blobs of weathered crude were again washing up on the sand from Orange Beach to Gulf Shores on Wednesday. The oil stained the tide and left the sand streaked brown up to the tide... more »
  • Oil Slick Creeping Closer to FL Beaches

    June 2, 2010 8:09 PM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The BP oil slick drifted perilously close to the Florida Panhandle's famous sugar-white beaches Wednesday as a risky gambit to contain the leak by shearing off the well pipe ran into trouble a mile under the sea when the diamond-tipped saw became stuck. The saw had... more »
  • SE Beaches Look to Woo Tourists in Oil Spill Limbo

    May 11, 2010 10:19 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Daydreams of beach sunsets have been replaced by anxious Internet checks for many vacationers headed to the Gulf Coast, while hotel clerks there are busy answering calls about a massive oil spill and whether - just maybe - there's a shot at a refund. The answer... more »

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