Lowcountry beaches could be affected by Gulf oil spill

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According to some ocean-current forecasters, we here in the Lowcountry could be seeing tar balls mixing with seashells within two weeks as the discharge from the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf works its way around Florida and up the East Coast.

This is all just a maybe due to the unpredictability of ocean currents and wind. The good news, if you can call this sort of this "good" news, is that it's likely most of the toxic compounds would be leached out by the time of it's arrival.

Check out the article in today's edition of The Post and Courier for more.

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