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June 4, 2010 4:02 AM

As Gulf spill oil nears Pensacola, a new sense of dread for Florida tourism

With oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon spill creeping close to one of Florida's most pristine beaches, grim vacation forecasting has tourism officials across the state bracing for a marketing disaster even worse than a hurricane strike. The big fear in South Florida: Tourists will see oil on one Florida beach, and assume the whole state's coast has been fouled.

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