Team investigates reported oil off Dauphin Island

By: AP
By: AP

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says oil that
was reported in waters off Dauphin Island is likely not related to
a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Coast Guard Lt. James McKnight said Friday that a team of
investigators is looking into a report of what appeared to be small
amounts of oil and tar that were found in waters about 35 miles
south of Dauphin Island earlier this week.

McKnight said the investigators would test the oil to determine
where it came from.

If the oil is from the spill in the Gulf, it would be the first
confirmed report of oil threatening Alabama's shoreline.

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