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Beachgoers urged to stay out of Ala coastal waters

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Alabama health officials are issuing an advisory for beachgoers to stay out of all coastal waters from
Mississippi to the Florida line.

The Associated Press
In this Wednesday photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the mobile offshore drilling unit Q4000 holds position directly over the damaged Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer as crews work to plug the wellhead using a technique known as “top kill.” The procedure is intended to stem the flow of oil and gas and ultimately kill the well by injecting heavy drilling fluids.

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Alabama health officials are issuing an advisory for beachgoers to stay out of all coastal waters from
Mississippi to the Florida line.

Dr. Donald Williamson, Alabama's state health officer, said Friday the advisory applies to all of Alabama's beaches and the bay waters adjacent to Fort Morgan on the Baldwin County shore.

He said oil from the spreading BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico is visible at Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan on the eastern side of Mobile Bay, and it is anticipated to continue moving eastward.

Williamson also said all of Alabama's coastal waters are being closed to fishing, as are waters on the eastern side of Mobile Bay.

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