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Sad legacy of BP spill for oystermen

It is nearly a year since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico when tens of thousands of barrels of oil flowed into the sea every day, before the well was capped in June.

It was America's worst-ever environmental disaster and the oil company, BP, paid out nearly four billion dollars in compensation to fishermen in the gulf.

But some people in Louisiana are still feeling the painful impact of the spill, with oyster fishermen especially hard hit.

Robyn Bresnahan went to visit a family firm that saw its business devastated by the disaster.

  • 13 Apr 2011
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