Crews have completed their work to remove a tar mat discovered June 21 in the Gulf of Mexico in the Fort Pickens Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore.
U. S. Coast Guard Public Information Officer Natalie Murphy announced Aug. 4 that the case was closed. More than 1,700 pounds of material were removed. The material included oil product mixed with sand, shells and water.
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