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BP oil spill has lasting effects, one year later

April 17, 2011 | 12:56 pm

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