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Volunteers waiting for work

5 years ago April 30, 2010 Apr 30, 2010 Friday, April 30 2010 Friday, April 30, 2010 11:32:17 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Volunteers showing up in Venice, La., to help contain a massive oil slick are finding little
to do.

About two dozen workers in hard hats and lifejackets are stuck on shore at a marina because of bad weather.

They came on small work boats, some carrying boom, ready to go to work -- instead they're killing time, waiting for an assignment.

One volunteer, who kayaks in the marshes three times a week, says she was horrified when she saw the aerial image of the growing slick.

Other volunteers are preparing to help affected wildlife.

An animal rescue group about an hour southeast of New Orleans has its first patient.

A young northern gannett, normally a white bird with a yellow head, was found covered in thick, black oil.

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