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BP Oil Spill Coverup: Fishermen Speak Up

First Posted: 08/18/10 05:03 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:25 PM ET

Gulf Oil Spill
Tar balls and oil residue line a long stretch of sand in Pensacola Beach, Fla., Thursday, June 24, 2010. Pensacola Beach officials have closed the public beaches to swimmers. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to wash ashore along the Alabama and Florida coasts. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

The Daily Beast:

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.

Read the whole story: The Daily Beast

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