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BP Oil Spill Pushed onto Shelf off Tampa Bay by Currents, Study Finds

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Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, floating beneath the surface after being sprayed with dispersant, settled on a shelf offshore from the Tampa Bay region within a year of the spill's end, according to a scientific study published this week.

Source: Tampabay

The thick globs of BP oil that washed ashore on beaches along Florida's Panhandle in 2010 never reached Tampa Bay, to the relief of hotel owners, restaurateurs, anglers, beachgoers and local officials.

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