Tar balls coat Indian beaches

Photo source: NOAA


Wave after wave of tar balls floated ashore last wednesday, on the renowned Goa beaches after a ship dumped tons of waste oil off India’s western coast, officials said.

Semisolid lumps of oil formed layers up to six inches deep (15 centimeters deep) on beaches in the popular tourist destination…

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Beach pollution due to tar balls an annual event, The Times of India
The Goa government on Thursday downplayed the pollution of beaches due to tar balls in the state by terming it an “annual phenomenon”. The tourism industry which is gearing up for the tourist season in October had feared adverse impact on business after the tar balls on Goa beaches made national and international headlines.

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