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It's a small memorial service behind me on the beach here for those eleven men killed when that rig blew up two years ago.
Two years on here in the coast -- Louisiana the effects from that -- still being felt there was a three month long spill that dumped almost five million barrels of oil.
Into the gulf here it affected the economy affected the wildlife and affected the marshlands something which BP officials acknowledge.
Marsh grasses are re generating.
But you can also see -- important to understand.
As we -- freely acknowledged he is there is also areas of unfortunate loss.
And real damage that is not likely to re generate.
EP -- spent fourteen billion dollars on clean up over the past two years they've spent more than eight billion dollars in getting out claims.
As far as effects on the wildlife go two years ago the pictures of oiled pelicans drew international attention.
But while the studies are still ongoing the real concern today is about the health of the dolphins who -- the top of the food chain here.
We have literally seen over 700 that dolphins.
That he ends.
You know one animal may have one thing and other animal -- we may see something completely different.
There's real concern too for seafood producers here it's really concern about perception especially when it comes to oyster -- they say despite FDA testing.
It shows there -- no oil contamination in oysters it's still a very tough sell for oyster producer sales way off from what they were just two years ago.
Rick back to you Steve Harrigan live on the coast of Louisiana Steve thanks.
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