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Via: Baltimore Sun

Oil may be covering the shores of beaches down south but the extent of the spill has spread far beyond and in Maryland environment experts say that sandy tar balls could wash ashore here in Maryland. The current is very likely to bring them up the Atlantic Ocean.

Jim Carton, chairman of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland, said ” but there is good news for us. The current leaves the continental shelf at about Cape Hatteras [N.C.], and heads northeast. Parts of North America north of Caper Hatteras should be fairly safe from this stuff.”

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