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TEXAS CITY, Texas – Coastal officials in Texas now say that new laboratory tests show most of the tar balls that have washed up on Texas shores in the past few days are not from the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
...more testing will be done to try to find out where the tar balls came from. He says it may be from another leak or naturally occurring seepages from the seabed.
I would say part of the tar balls are coming off of all the tankers in the gulf. We used to get them all the time in Florida from tankers passing under the Keys.
it could be from one of the 27,000 abandoned oil wells in the gulf
The source of the tar balls remains unknown at this time. Tar balls often wash up on the shores of Florida from cruise ships, oil tankers and other vessels that sometimes flush their almost-empty fuel tanks to clean them for another load.
"Since we're so close to the shipping lanes and the Gulf Stream ships pass 24 hours a day, it's not uncommon for us to get those on the beaches occasionally," Cates said.
Originally posted by toolstarr
we have been lied to so many time about this whole thing , I do not even know what to believe anymore.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Baffles me as to how they can tell. Does the oil have a signature like uranium?
Here's a Tar Ball from Texas too.