June 23, 2010 4:11 PM

Oil spill coats Florida Panhandle beaches with miles of sticky goo

The worst blow yet to the Florida coastline from the growing oil spill struck Wednesday morning in an eight-mile line of thick sticky goo that stained the pristine sands of Pensacola Beach. Workers spent the day raking up the chocolate-brown oil mats and tar patches that washed ashore overnight, and the state ordered road graders to lift the gunk from the once-white beaches.

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