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June 2nd, 2010
04:05 PM ET

Florida expects Gulf oil to hit Panhandle in 'a day or two'

CNN Wire Staff

Mats of weathered oil and tar balls from the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster could hit the western Florida Panhandle "in a day or two," Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said Wednesday.

Sheen from the leading edge of the spill was spotted just short of 10 miles from Florida shores Tuesday night, and "thousands of tar balls" were in the water with it, Crist told reporters Wednesday morning.

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  1. Margaret

    The government ought to take over BP and put in a battle-hardened GENERAL in charge of the oil clean-up, somene who really gets "strategy" and "logistics," who commands respect, who is not motivated by profit or PR, and who will lop off the heads of non-performers. This is war. Intentionally or not, BP has launched an assault on America's beaches! It is despoiling our national natural treasures and injuring many millions of Americans.

    This is HUGE. Let's quit diddling around!

    June 2, 2010 at 5:11 pm |