BP to Clean Up Tar Patties on Panhandle

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The oil company responsible for last year’s Gulf oil spill is removing a cluster of tar patties buried in Pensacola Beach.

The tar patties were discovered this summer, but BP officials had to wait until after sea turtle nesting season to remove them.

The Pensacola News Journal (http://lb.vg/46W03 ) reports crews roped off the area Monday. The work is expected to take two days.

Crude oil that washed up on Escambia County beaches last summer after the Deepwater oil spill disaster in April 2010.

A BP spokesman described patties as larger than golf balls, but no larger than cow patties.


Information from: Pensacola News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com

Source: Associated Press