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21 May 2010. Grand Isle, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. .BP Macondo Well Disaster. The Major and Hurdle family are advised to leave the beach, upset that their vacation is ruined by oil on the beach. 'Our beaches are ruined,' said Maggie. Their parents are cutting short their trip and returning home in the morning. The child tourists dodged oil as authorities closed the beaches. Oil washes ashore in greater concentrations than previously seen on the once pristine beaches of Grand Isle. The economic and environmental impact is devastating with shrimp boats tied up, vacation rentals and charter boat fishing trips cancelled with police chasing tourists from the beaches just two hours drive from New Orleans..Oil from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is evading booms laid out to stop it thanks in part to the dispersants which means the oil travels at every depth of the Gulf and washes ashore wherever the current carries it. .Photo credit; Charlie Varley.
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