Tar found on Texas beaches linked to oil spill

According to authorities, tar balls have washed up on Texas shores which can be traced back to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Coast Guard and state officials have said that the roughly five gallons of tar that washed up on beaches in Galveston County originated from the Macondo Prospect, off the coast of Louisiana.

Galveston County is located approximately 400 miles from the source of the oil spill, and many initial projections held that it would take much longer for the spill to affect Texas. Captain Marcus Woodring of the Coast Guard said authorities were unsure how the tar traveled so far, but tests conducted Saturday confirmed that it was indeed from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

As of Tuesday, the beaches remain open, although authorities are concerned about the ramifications the hurricane season could have on an already serious environmental disaster.

If your property has been damaged as the result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, please contact the Texas oil spill attorneys of Williams Hart today by calling 800-821-1544.

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