Building Sandcastles Fine, Digging For Oil Isn't

By: AP
By: AP

Navarre Beach, Florida. (AP) --

Expert sand-sculpting artists from around the nation have begun a three-day competition in Navarre Beach on the Florida Panhandle.

The competition began Friday, September 24. The artists say they want to highlight the area's clean beaches and erase images of this
summer's destructive BP oil spill.

BP is still cleaning ribbons of buried oil that washed ashore in
June from the Florida state line to Apalachicola. The company is
seeking permission from the Department of Interior to use machinery
to dig below six inches on Panhandle beaches to clean the oil.


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  • by tom Location: madison on Sep 24, 2010 at 02:26 PM
    must some of the Democrat's stimulus....hire people to build sand castles and prevent workers from doing real productive work like building and drilling for much needed energy......
  • by Anonymous on Sep 24, 2010 at 12:06 PM
    don't forget to thank your BP gods Florida:)
  • by Anonymous on Sep 24, 2010 at 10:50 AM
    cause it's there and you or anyone can find it~!
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