6 ways the oil spill could affect you

Brevard beaches could blacken with tar balls and mats in a matter of weeks.

Brown melted chocolate-like globs might lap up on shore, less toxic than in Louisiana, weathered by weeks of sun, bacteria and other elements.


"In my opinion, in two weeks this oil's not going to be very weathered," said Ron Kendall, director of the Institute of Environmental and Human Health, at Texas Tech University. "This is not something that's going to go away in days or weeks."

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