Louisiana’s Grand Isle: Mardi Gras Amid Oil-Spill Remnants

Louisiana’s Grand Isle: Mardi Gras Amid Oil-Spill Remnants

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BP oil spill. Photo source: U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emily F. Alley.

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In the days and months following, life changed for residents of Grand Isle, a seaside paradise. The beach closed.The seafood industry was decimated. The wildlife was stacked like piles of crude-soaked driftwood, the carcass counts rising daily. No one knew what the future would bring, and today, as the one-year anniversary of the oil spill approaches, it’s still too soon to tell…

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