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National Guard soldiers and private contractors prepare bags filled with dirt to be slung by helicopter to gaps between the barrier islands separating the Louisiana coast from the Gulf of Mexico.  The bags will be used as part of a plan to bridge these gaps in order to prevent oil from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill from penetrating deep into the state's fragile and pourous wetland coastal area...Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  The spill is estimated to be gushing 35,000 to 60,000 barells of oil into the ocean per day.  Difficulties installing monitoring devices at the source have made this number difficult to clearly ascertain.  The spill is among the world's worst.
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National Guard soldiers and private contractors prepare bags filled with dirt to be slung by helicopter to gaps between the barrier islands separating the Louisiana coast from the Gulf of Mexico. The bags will be used as part of a plan to bridge these gaps in order to prevent oil from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill from penetrating deep into the state's fragile and pourous wetland coastal area...Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The spill is estimated to be gushing 35,000 to 60,000 barells of...
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