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Storm plan could delay Gulf oil spill cleanup

4 years ago August 09, 2010 Aug 9, 2010 Monday, August 09 2010 Monday, August 09, 2010 4:40:04 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

A response plan obtained by The Associated Press requires that the oil be tested for its origin before it can be cleaned up after a hurricane.

That's supposed to make it easier for the government to get reimbursed from BP if a hurricane spreads oil from the Gulf of Mexico into backyards, neighborhoods and wetlands.

It could also cause frustrating delays and prevent residents from returning to their homes while the government figures out who pays.

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