EPA finds buried oil on Walton beaches


WALTON COUNTY – Officials from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency were on Walton County’s Beaches this week digging holes and finding oil product as deep as 14 inches under the sand.

According to the operations and response website, Floridadisater.org, the sand also contained pea-size tar balls that were weathered and have been present for an extended period. Cleanup crews were gone by 1:30 p.m. because of the day’s heat.

The Tuesday evening report came from the west-end curve of Scenic Highway 30A.

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