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Oil waste disposal haphazard at best

ORANGE BEACH, AL (AP) - A spot check by The Associated Press of several sites where solid waste from the massive oil is being dumped shows the debris is sometimes not being handled carefully. Along the northern Gulf Coast, the check showed the handling and disposal of oily materials was haphazard at best.

A leaky truck filled with oil-stained sand and absorbent boom soaked in crude pulls away from the beach, leaving tar balls in a public parking lot and a messy trail of sand and water on the main beach road. A few miles away, brown liquid drips out of a disposal bin filled with polluted sand. BP PLC's work to clean up the mess has generated more than 1,300 tons of solid waste. Companies it hired to dispose of the material say debris is being handled professionally and carefully.

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