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The most misunderstood — and arguably the most tragic — outcome of the 2010 BP oil spill is the very serious risk to an estimated 170,000 citizens who had some role in cleaning up the environmental disaster. A veritable army of civilians — some hired though BP, but many of them volunteers worried about the impact of some 5 million barrels of crude oil on the Gulf and its wildlife [...]

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UPDATE: It’s baaaack! Hours after this blog reported on the deletion of the federal incident report of a fresh oil sheen, the report was restored and put back on line. That may be because Coast Guard officials have now gone on record confirming the sheen, which they acknowledge is four miles long. Here’s the report that appeared on NOLA.com: The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an oily sheen spotted in the Gulf [...]

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Here we go again. Federal officials acknowledge that they’re investigating a new oil sheen in the vicinity of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 workers and spewed 5 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico. The announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, says that British Petroleum is involved in the probe and that the source of the fresh oil could well be [...]

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