Gulf oil spill cleanup and response (41 images)

Updated: Dec. 31, 1969 at 7:00 PM
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Kayakers at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida float around an oil containment boom at Sherman Cove on May 4, 2010. The boom was set to protect environmentally sensitive grass beds from the oil spill after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank on April 22, following an explosion, causing a massive oil spill threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast. UPI/Patrick Nichols/U.S. Navy
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