BP Oil Spill: One Year Later

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Effect on Wildlife


With both the oil and the chemical dispersants used to clean up the spill, it could be years before we see the long-term effects of the spill. Here a brown pelican attempts to raise its wings as it sits on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast after being drenched in oil from the BP spill.

(Photo: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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