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This is a satellite image of the oil spilled and associated clean up vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.

They came to the Gulf Coast as war refugees from Vietnam in the 1980s. After Katrina, they were the very first community to return and rebuild. But just as a sense of normalcy had returned to the community of Vietnamese fishermen, the Gulf Coast oil spill hit. Read more»

Response boats work to clean up oil where the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig sank on April 22, 2010.

Lawsuits have already been filed over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with a range of plaintiffs, from shrimpers to resort owners, seeking damages. Listen to a report of the legal battle ahead Read more»

Deepwater Horizon fire, April 22.

Though it's unclear how badly wildlife along the Gulf Coast will suffer, the timing of the spill couldn’t be worse. This is peak spawning and nesting season for many species. Read more»

A high volume skimming system skims oil from the Gulf of Mexico near Venice, La.

The chemicals BP is now relying on to break up the steady flow of leaking oil from deep below the Gulf of Mexico could create a new set of environmental problems. Read more»

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