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    Posted September 4, 2011 by
    BSL73
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    Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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    Hurricane season 2011

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    Fresh Tar Boulders Washed In From TS Lee

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     BSL73 shares this video of blobs of tar he found in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, on the morning of September 4, after Tropical Storm Lee washed them up on the beach. He says the blobs are 'easily found if you walk along the beach. [Cleanup crews] tried to cover a lot of them over with [sand] that they have been trucking in here relentlessly. Now the scouring action of the waves and high water levels are exposing them. Then you can dig them up rather easily.'

    He adds, 'I have had a very rough time with my health since [the oil spill of 2010] and have been fighting for my health and for recognition that there is still a problem since then. [...] I cannot sell my house and move away from here without losing in the deal, so I have to sit here and tough it out. I knew that as soon as we had a good tropical system in the Gulf, that all of this stuff would come back just like it is.'
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    This is a small sample of the tar boulders that are washing in with Tropical Storm Lee. They are all along the beach and some are submerged under the sand. BP DID NOT MAKE IT RIGHT HERE!

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