While officials claim most of the oil from America's worst-ever spill has disappeared, fishermen hired by BP are still finding tar balls--and being instructed to hide their discoveries.
Two weeks ago, as federal officials prepared to declare that some three-quarters of the estimated 5 million barrels of oil released into the Gulf over three months had disappeared, Mark Williams, a fishing boat captain hired by BP to help with the spill cleanup, encountered tar balls as large as three inches wide floating off the Florida coast.
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