While Panama City Beach celebrates conserving the beach, our neighbors further up the coast are struggling to clean it up.
Oil remnants from the 2010 BP oil spill were discovered about a month ago.
Florida Panhandle officials are working to clean up a mat of oil, sand, shells and water off of the Gulf Island's National Seashore's Fort Pickens Beach.
Officials say the mat is about 32 feet long and nine feet wide and contains about 1,700 pounds of weathered oil.
Coast Guard officials say rain and thunderstorms may have slowed down the cleanup process.
Crews are digging up the oil mat by hand.
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