The Familiar Name Of BP's Fated Oil Field

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Cleanup crews in the marshlands in Louisiana are using a long-armed machine with a rake on the end to help restore areas that were inundated with oil from the BP spill last April. Elizabeth Shogren/NPR hide caption

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In Cleaning Oiled Marshlands, A Sea Of Unknowns

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Monsignor Frederic Brunet blesses the boat the Maycie Brooke before climbing aboard the vessel to begin the boat blessing parade, in Chauvin, La. William Widmer for NPR hide caption

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After Oil Spill, Shrimpers Hope For Blessed Season

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico, April 21, 2010. Investigations before and after the disaster found the agency responsible for overseeing the industry quite friendly with those it regulated. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Drilling Oversight Agency Faces 'Troubling' Obstacles

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Oil Firms Seek To Prove They Can Contain Spills

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Teens walk past a closed oyster business last week in Golden Meadow, La. A number of Louisiana fishermen have had to close because of economic conditions blamed on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Nearly a year after the spill, hundreds of lawsuits are slowly moving through the courts. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Legal Drama Over Gulf Oil Spill Could Last Years

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A family from New Orleans visits a beach in Pensacola, Fla., just before spring break season last month. In the distance, workers continue to clean up after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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A Year After Gulf Oil Spill, Florida Sees A Comeback

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Seafood samples are placed in Pyrex dishes to await sensory analysis. Inspectors will sniff for the slightest whiff of oil. Samples are also cooked for a taste test to detect any problems. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Gulf Seafood Deemed Safe But Still Under Scrutiny

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