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Summer of oil looms for beleaguered Gulf Coast

BOOTHVILLE, La. -- This summer on the oil-stained Gulf Coast promises to be like no other.Just off Louisiana on Grand Isle, which was hit with oil from the spill, the beach reopened for Memorial Day weekend but with several caveats: No swimming or fishing, and stay away from oil cleanup crews. Elsewhere, fishermen were idled during what's normally a busy season, and floating hotels were being set up to house workers who will try to mop up the crude seeping into marshes.


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