Did Cement Or Concrete Fail In Oil Well?

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Panel: Tests Warned Of Cement Flaws Before Blowout

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Waves breaking on the shore in Orange Beach, Ala., leave behind an oily residue. Mayor Tony Kennon expects BP to restore the town's beaches to sugar white condition. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Reminders Of BP's Oil Spill Linger Along Gulf Coast

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Oil Spill Legacy: 'Obama's Katrina'? Probably Not

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Report: Many Birds Still Face Threats From Gulf Oil

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Panel Blasts Government On Gulf Oil Spill Response

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Panel: White House Blocked Worst-Case Oil Figures

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Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen testifies Monday before the commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Though Allen was the government's leader of the spill response, he acknowledged it was not always clear to the public who was in charge. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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At Oil Spill Hearing, Calls For New Response Plan

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Bayou Bienvenue in New Orleans is an example of south Louisiana’s wetland loss. Fifty years ago, this was a productive freshwater marsh with cypress and tupelo trees. Today, stumps are all that remain, as saltwater has encroached inland. Debbie Elliot/NPR hide caption

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La. Looks To New Plan To Restore Fragile Coast

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John Wright: The Man Who Killed The BP Gulf Spill

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A core sample from the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico shows a 2-inch layer of oily material. Researchers are finding oil on the seafloor miles away from the blown-out BP well.  Though researchers have yet to chemically link the oil deposits to the BP well, "the sheer coverage here is leading us all to come to the conclusion that it has to be sedimented oil from the oil spill because it's all over the place," says one scientist. Courtesy of Samantha Joye hide caption

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Scientists Find Thick Layer Of Oil On Seafloor

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Claims Czar's Slow Pace Frustrates Gulf Businesses

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A key piece of evidence in the Deepwater Horizon investigation — the blowout preventer — was raised to the surface on Saturday and has yet to be closely examined. The failed mechanism, along with the well cap, was put on a vessel in the Gulf. Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas M. Blue/U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images hide caption

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Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla., took in many animals that were displaced or oiled by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Above, a Kemp's ridley turtle recovers in a tank at Mote. Christopher Joyce/NPR hide caption

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Marine Scientists Seek Standards For Spill Research

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