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Baldwin County Beaches Continue Recovery Four Years After BP Oil Spill

Baldwin County beaches are still recovering four years after the BP Oil Spill.

In the Spring and Summer of 2010, beaches were littered with tar balls. Oil sheen covered the surface of the Gulf and clean-up crews outnumbered tourists.

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon says progrees has been made and he's pleased with how BP handled clean-up.

Countless businesses were impacted by the spill. Some closing their doors for good, others losing tens of thousands of dollars.

"they did spend some money on marketing and it's picked back up, we've had people that have shown up that we've talked to that have never been in the area before and saw the commercials and things like that. They've done a lot, but I still think they need to do a little more," says Chip Begnaud.

Even today, the environmental impacts are still visible. Tar balls continue to wash ashore in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.


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