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Oil still fouling La. marshes

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Posted: Jan 7, 2011 12:44 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Deepwater Horizon, Louisiana, BP, Barataria Bay

PORT SULPHUR - Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster remains in marshes off the coast of Louisiana, where officials are renewing complaints about the cleanup effort by the oil giant BP
and the federal government.

State and parish officials took media on a tour Friday morning of Barataria Bay, pointing out areas where oil is collecting in marshes and protective boom is either absent or overwhelmed by the oil.

A Coast Guard official who tagged along said a plan was being developed to clean up the rapidly eroding marsh, but he had no details and couldn't explain why there is no mechanism in place
more than eight months after the disaster to keep the situation from getting worse.

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