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  •  - Crews conduct controlled burns near the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident site in Gulf of Mexico

    Crews conduct controlled burns near the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident site in Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/28/2010 10:54:24 AM EST
    Crews conduct controlled burns near the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident site in the Gulf of Mexico in this May 26, 2010 photograph. The burns are part of an effort to reduce the amount of oil in the water and are part of the joint federal, state and BP effort to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. REUTERS/Ann Marie Gorden/U.S Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - A member of the Louisiana State Wildlife Response Team cleanses a pelican of oil at the Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station

    A member of the Louisiana State Wildlife Response Team cleanses a pelican of oil at the Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station

    Posted: 5/17/2010 9:20:54 PM EST
    Dr. Erica Miller, a member of the Louisiana State Wildlife Response Team, cleanses a pelican of oil at the Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station on Ft. Jackson in Plaquemines Parish, La., May 15, 2010. The station has stood up to provide support for animals that may have been affected as a result of the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 15, 2010. REUTERS/(U.S. Navy/Justin Stumberg/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - A pelican swims in a make-shift pool after being cleaned of oil at the Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station on Fort Jackson in Plaquemine

    A pelican swims in a make-shift pool after being cleaned of oil at the Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station on Fort Jackson in Plaquemine

    Posted: 5/15/2010 1:35:06 PM EST
    A pelican swims in a make-shift pool after being cleaned of oil at the Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation Station on Fort Jackson in Plaquemine, Louisiana, in this May 13, 2010 photograph. The station stood up to provide support for animals that may been affected by the oil spill caused by the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. REUTERS/Jeffery Tilghman Williams/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Jeff Jackson, a SCAT member, discovers a discarded life ring during a search for oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Jeff Jackson, a SCAT member, discovers a discarded life ring during a search for oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Posted: 5/14/2010 9:49:32 AM EST
    Jeff Jackson, a Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) member, discovers a discarded life ring during a search for oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island, Louisiana, May 12, 2010. Raccoon Island is a protected bird breeding sanctuary with a variety of breeds. SCAT is working in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken on May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathen E. Davis/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Members of SCAT survey for oil debris on the shoreline and wildlife on Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Members of SCAT survey for oil debris on the shoreline and wildlife on Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Posted: 5/14/2010 9:49:27 AM EST
    Members of Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) survey for oil debris on the shoreline and wildlife on Raccoon Island, Louisiana, May 12, 2010. Raccoon Island is a protected bird breeding sanctuary with a variety of breeds. SCAT is working in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken on May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathen E. Davis/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - SCAT discovers oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    SCAT discovers oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Posted: 5/14/2010 9:49:23 AM EST
    A Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) discovers oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island, Louisiana, May 12, 2010. Raccoon Island is a protected bird breeding sanctuary with a variety of breeds. SCAT is working in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken on May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathen E. Davis/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Members of SCAT survey for oil debris on the shoreline and wildlife on Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Members of SCAT survey for oil debris on the shoreline and wildlife on Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Posted: 5/14/2010 9:49:14 AM EST
    Members of Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) survey for oil debris on the shoreline and wildlife on Raccoon Island, Louisiana, May 12, 2010. Raccoon Island is a protected bird breeding sanctuary with a variety of breeds. SCAT is working in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken on May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathen E. Davis/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Members of SCAT follow a trail of oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Members of SCAT follow a trail of oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Posted: 5/14/2010 9:48:58 AM EST
    Members of a Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) follow a trail of oil debris on the shoreline of Raccoon Island, Louisiana, May 12, 2010. Raccoon Island is a protected bird breeding sanctuary with a variety of breeds. SCAT is working in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken on May 12, 201. REUTERS/Jonathen E. Davis/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - SCAT discovers oil debris attached to an oyster shell on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    SCAT discovers oil debris attached to an oyster shell on the shoreline of Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Posted: 5/14/2010 9:48:51 AM EST
    A Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) discovers oil debris attached to an oyster shell on the shoreline of Raccoon Island, Louisiana, May 12, 2010. Raccoon Island is a protected bird breeding sanctuary with a variety of breeds. SCAT is working in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken on May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathen E. Davis/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Members of SCAT survey for oil debris on the shoreline and wildlife on Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Members of SCAT survey for oil debris on the shoreline and wildlife on Raccoon Island Louisiana

    Posted: 5/14/2010 9:48:42 AM EST
    Members of Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT) survey for oil debris on the shoreline and wildlife on Raccoon Island, Louisiana, May 12, 2010. Raccoon Island is a protected bird breeding sanctuary with a variety of breeds. SCAT is working in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken on May 12, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathen E. Davis/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - A small pollution containment chamber is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc.

    A small pollution containment chamber is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc.

    Posted: 5/12/2010 1:46:48 PM EST
    A small pollution containment chamber, known as the "top hat", is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc. in Port Fourchon, La, May 10, 2010. The chamber will be used in an attempt to contain an oil leak that was caused by the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon explosion. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley. Photo taken May 10, 2010. REUTERS/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley-US Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  - A worker fabricates a pollution containment chamber at Wild Well Control Inc. in Port Fourchon Louisiana

    A worker fabricates a pollution containment chamber at Wild Well Control Inc. in Port Fourchon Louisiana

    Posted: 5/12/2010 1:44:34 PM EST
    A worker fabricates a pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat" at Wild Well Control Inc. in Port Fourchon, La, May 10, 2010. The chamber is the second built by Wild Well Control and will be used in an attempt to contain a second oil leak that was caused by the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon explosion. Photo taken May 10, 2010. REUTERS/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley-US Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
  •  -  A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc. In Louisiana

    A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc. In Louisiana

    Posted: 5/12/2010 12:27:57 PM EST
    A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc. in Port Fourchon, La, May 10, 2010. The chamber will be used in an attempt to contain an oil leak that was caused by the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon explosion. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley. Photo taken May 10, 2010. REUTERS/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley-US Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  - A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is dropped into the Gulf of Mexico In Louisiana

    A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is dropped into the Gulf of Mexico In Louisiana

    Posted: 5/12/2010 12:25:04 PM EST
    A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is loaded into the Gulf of Mexico in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, May 10, 2010. The chamber will be used in an attempt to contain an oil leak that was caused by the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon explosion. Photo taken May 10, 2010. REUTERS/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley-US Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  -  A small pollution containment chamber, known as  "top hat", is dropped into the Gulf of Mexico In Louisiana

    A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is dropped into the Gulf of Mexico In Louisiana

    Posted: 5/12/2010 12:24:05 PM EST
    A small pollution containment chamber, known as "top hat", is loaded into the Gulf of Mexico in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, May 10, 2010. The chamber will be used in an attempt to contain an oil leak that was caused by the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon explosion. Photo taken May 10, 2010. REUTERS/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley-US Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
  •  - U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Nguyen, co-chairman for the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing, swears in a witness during the hearing in Kenner, Louisiana

    U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Nguyen, co-chairman for the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing, swears in a witness during the hearing in Kenner, Louisiana

    Posted: 5/11/2010 11:57:21 PM EST
    U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Hung Nguyen (2nd R), co-chairman for the Deepwater Horizon joint investigation hearing, swears in a witness during the hearing in Kenner, Louisiana, May 11, 2010. The hearing is a fact-finding inquiry to determine the cause of the initial incident and fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Deepwater Horizon which led to the oil leak incident, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. REUTERS/Mike O'Berry/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - A small pollution containment chamber, known as the top hat, is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector in Port Fourchon, Louisiana

    A small pollution containment chamber, known as the top hat, is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector in Port Fourchon, Louisiana

    Posted: 5/11/2010 9:15:31 PM EST
    A small pollution containment chamber, known as the top hat, is loaded onto the deck of the motor vessel Gulf Protector at Wild Well Control Inc. in Port Fourchon, Louisiana May 10, 2010. The chamber will be used in an attempt to contain an oil leak that was caused by the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon explosion. Picture taken May 10, 2010. REUTERS/Patrick Kelley/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY DISASTER ENERGY BUSINESS MARITIME) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft release oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana

    The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft release oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana

    Posted: 5/8/2010 11:27:14 PM EST
    The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft release oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana, in this May 5, 2010 photograph. Picture taken, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Stephen Lehmann/U.S. Coast Guard/handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft release oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana

    The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft release oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana

    Posted: 5/8/2010 11:14:13 PM EST
    The crew of a Basler BT-67 fixed wing aircraft release oil dispersant over an oil discharge from the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon, off the shore of Louisiana, in this May 5, 2010 photograph. Picture taken, May 5, 2010. REUTERS/Stephen Lehmann/U.S. Coast Guard/handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Adam Shaw, a Louisiana oilfield diver assigned to the Premier Explorer, performs a surveillance mission during a controlled fire of the oil-covered waters in the Gulf of Mexico

    Adam Shaw, a Louisiana oilfield diver assigned to the Premier Explorer, performs a surveillance mission during a controlled fire of the oil-covered waters in the Gulf of Mexico

    Posted: 5/8/2010 5:19:06 PM EST
    Adam Shaw, a Louisiana oilfield diver assigned to the Premier Explorer, performs a surveillance mission during a controlled fire of the oil-covered waters in the Gulf of Mexico May 7, 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard working in partnership with BP PLC, local residents, and other federal agencies is conducting the "in situ burns" to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. Picture taken May 7, 2010. REUTERS/Jeffery Tilghman Williams/U.S. Navy photo/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS