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BP oil spill has lasting effects, one year later

One year after the Gulf oil spill: A widow learns to adjust to life without her husband. A charter fisherman feels the effect of canceled trips. A well worker considers quitting, but the paycheck proves too enticing.

Nearly one year after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew up, killing 11 people and starting the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, life goes on with many adjustments in the Gulf of Mexico.

Read more about the BP oil spill aftermath.

-- Geoff Mohan

Photo: Shrimper and oysterman Kevin Brannon. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

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It was a really one of the worst disaster in the history in that sector the work really tough so many precautions have to be taken while working so past is past now the workers have to take preliminary precautions while they working then these disasters will not occur again and again.

This environmental disaster will have long-lasting environmental, financial, and health effects. Longitudinal studies on the health of cleanup workers are under way, and the death toll of dolphins in the Gulf is at an all-time high... Just as important, the livelihoods of many families have been changed forever -- see, for example,

Let's not forget and hold companies and people accountable.


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