After the Deepwater Horizon exploded a year ago, Andre Gaines jumped at the opportunity to work on the cleanup when BP contractors came calling in his small town. But, soon after, things started to seem unusual.
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BP and its contractors face as much as $30 billion in criminal fines and $21 billion in civil penalties for its disaster. But there is precedent for them to avoid much of this.
When it comes to oil, the Coast Guard's priority is to "remove it," not assess impacts on human health.
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