Louisiana still scarred by BP oil spill

Wednesday marks the first anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

    A year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Louisiana is edging towards signs of recovery but residents at the state's only major seaside resort suspect there is a long way to go before business returns to normal.

    Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Macondo blowout - the worst environmental disaster in US history. BP says it has made tourism reparations of $18 million to Mississippi in an attempt to help draw tourists back to its beaches following the catastrophe.

    Despite migrating bird life returning to roost, the local fishing and tourism sectors remain edgy.

    John Terrett reports from Grand Isle, Louisiana.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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