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26 May 2010. Barataria Bay, Louisiana.
Dredging operations begin just off the coast of Grande Terre Island near Gand Isle as local authorities prepare to build up the marsh land to protect the coast from further oil penetration. The environmental and economic impact is devastating with many shrimp boats tied up, vacation rentals and charter boat fishing trips cancelled the only business for shrimpers is loading and laying boom and working for big oil. 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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- Charlie Varley www.varleypix.com
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