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Panhandle Beaches Are Now Off Limits

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On: Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 12:21PM | By: Clay Ritchings

Florida residents' worst fears have come true—large pools of black sludge are invading the coastal beach's once-white sands. Officials closed the beach to visitors for the first time Thursday because because of oil contamination. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to wash ashore along the Alabama and Florida coasts.

Health advisories warning people not to swim or fish have been posted for a total of nearly 40 miles of Florida Panhandle beaches, stretching from the Florida/Alabama border through Pensacola Beach and across a stretch of beaches further east in Walton and Okaloosa counties, including the popular tourist spot of Destin.

I haven’t seen anything on network television about this, I haven’t seen any telethons, I still have not seen any PSAs about helping the Gulf states in their time of need. I would like to see ALL of the Gulf states band together and assure that modern equipment is obtained for the area, and require that all the platforms in the Gulf maintain booms around them until their well heads are brought up to modern, international standards. I’ll bet that pricey remote controlled shut-off valve is looking like a bargain to BP now… I am disgusted!

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