Tarballs Key West Florida?
As BP works at containing its devastating oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, tarballs have been discovered on Florida’s Key West, causing concerns the oil spill has already reached the Gulf’s powerful Loop Current.
Investigators from Key West Florida urged calm and sent samples of the three- to eight-inch flattened tar balls to a lab in Groton, Conn., to determine whether they had come from the massive leak in the Gulf of Mexico or perhaps oil remnants from a passing ship.
Results from the tests should be known within a couple of days as Florida’s tourism industry braces for the potential devastation.
If these tarballs belong to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, then Florida's tourism is in big trouble.