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    Posted June 6, 2010 by
    Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Track the oil disaster

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    Journal Update 5 June 2010 ~ Tarballs on our beaches today!


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     kelstar59 has kept a close eye on developments with the oil spill there on Florida beaches.
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    From the beaches of Okaloosa County in the panhandle of Florida, it is now "with us" ... as we all knew it would be. The oil slick that continues to grow from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is invading our shores and everyone who knows anything, knows that this is just a precursor of the events to come and an indicator of what is looming on the horizon in our Gulf waters. The fuse is very short now and the "ticking time bomb" that has been gradually nearing critical mass, is on the verge of exploding and destroying our small sliver of paradise on this blue planet we call Earth, and there is no doubt that the consequences will be felt on a global scale. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon will be a part of our existence for the rest of our lives and for generation upon generation that follows.

       This is but another chapter in a series of documentaries, recorded for posterity, and to show the furure generations along the gulf of mexico, how it once was "back in the day"... the days before the oil poisoned our beaches, decimated countless ecosystems, and crippled not only our local economy, but the basis of life and the lifeblood of millions of people along the Gulf coast and the Southeastern United States. Unfortunately it won't end here... the global impact will be unprecedented, in this iReporter's humble opinion.

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