Tar balls wash up on Florida’s East Coast for second day in a row; Chamber of Commerce scrambles to control damage (VIDEO)

Thursday, July 8, 2010
By Paul Martin

July 8th, 2010

Tar ball clean up in Cocoa Beach, WOFL Channel 35 Fox, July 7, 2010:

Clumps of sticky black tar washed up for a second day on Cocoa Beach. …

The Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is working to control any damage that may come to businesses in the area. Its a big concern to us, as it impacts our economic engine of tourism, said Melissa Stains, President and CEO of the Chamber. …

Although it’s not yet know where the tar came from, experts believe it’s not likely it came from the gulf. Still, tourism officials will ask the county to move $350,000 from the fourth cent tourist tax to help pay for positive ads about space coast beaches.

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