Friday, July 9, 2010

Massive Amounts Of Tar balls Cover Cocoa Beach And Cape Canaveral On The East Coast Of Central Florida

Massive amounts of tarballs are now hammering the Atlantic Coast of Florida and have left a large portion of Cocoa Beach in Central Florida literally covered in tarballs.

Meanwhile local Government officials have taken a move straight from the Pensacola Beach playbook and are already misleading the public into thinking that the beaches are safe.

Mellisa Cones, director of the the Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce, attempts to assure the public that the tarballs are not from the BP Gulf Oil Spill by saying “it’s just to thick to be coming from the west coast”.

The chamber says they’re not worried about scaring off sun worshipers.

The tar balls are being cleaned up and people are still enjoying the beach.

Their message is to come on down to the water.

“We’ve got a free beach. We’re the closest beach to Orlando.

It’s gorgeous, the weather is wonderful and we don’t have anything to worry about”, says Mellisa Cones.

Maybe she has been watching to much of the main stream media and just hasn’t seen for herself just how thick the tar balls on Pensacola Beach are.

At least one local resident isn’t buying that explanation and she tells the local news that she hasn’t seen tarballs on the beach in the probably the past 5 years or so.

Yesterday local officials were trying to play the tarballs off as being from a shrimp boat that recently sank.

It would take a very, very large shrimp boat to produce this quantity of tar balls.

Jacksonville’s new 4 has also reported that the Coast Guard has confirmed that tarballs did not come from the shrimp boat and the Coast Guard still “investigating” the source of the tar balls.

Beach Patrol said the biggest concentrations are washing up between Minute Man Causeway and Sixth Avenue.

People in Brevard County are fearing the worst — that the tar balls came from the Gulf.

“I’m just picking up the pieces and I can’t believe how big they’re coming in, and it’s all over the beach,” a beachgoer said on Tuesday.

Coast Guard members collected samples of the tar balls. Officials said it will take a week for tests to determine if the tar balls are related to the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

[Coast Guard] Officials have determined the tar balls did not come from a shrimp boat that sank in May.


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