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  • ENVIRONMENTAL HIT: An oil-drenched bird in June 2010 struggles to climb onto a boom in Barataria Bay, La., which was affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon spill. The April 20, 2010, explosion at the offshore platform killed 11 men, and the leak released an estimated 170 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico. (Associated Press)

    Oil spill still stains Gulf Coast's economy

    The first nightmare for John and Kathy Struchen, owners of Lanier Sailing Academy in Pensacola, Fla., was the fear of what could happen — tar balls washing up on shore, black sludge invading bay inlets — after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded exactly a year ago off the coast of Louisiana.

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