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An oily sailboat heads out on a skimming mission in the Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Ala., Thursday, July 1, 2010. A $4 million oil booming system at the opening of the pass came apart when six foot seas caused by Hurricane Alex battered the coast. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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An oily sailboat heads out on a skimming mission in the Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Ala., Thursday, July 1, 2010. A $4 million oil booming system at the opening of the pass came apart when six foot seas caused by Hurricane Alex battered the coast. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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