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Crude from Gulf oil spill found on 2nd Texas beach

HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officials say test results have confirmed tar balls from the massive Gulf oil spill have been found on a second Texas beach.

Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant said Tuesday that tar balls found on a Galveston beach last week are from the ruptured BP-operated Deepwater Horizon oil well.

Tar balls located July 5 on McFaddin Beach, a stretch of coast east of Bolivar Peninsula, were the first confirmation that crude from the massive BP oil spill had reached Texas shores.

Last week, new laboratory results had officials backing off claims that many of the tar balls that had recently washed up on Texas shores were from the April 20 oil rig disaster. The confusion was attributed to contradictory test results from two labs.

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