A shrimp fisherman from Venice, Louisiana, holds an oily tar ball on South Pass Beach, Louisiana, Friday, May 14, 2010. Earlier in the day, hazardous material workers left the island with trash bags full of oily tar balls and oil covered materials. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/MCT)
A shrimp fisherman from Venice, Louisiana, holds an oily tar ball on South Pass Beach, Louisiana, Friday, May 14, 2010. Earlier in the day, hazardous material workers left the island with trash bags full of oily tar balls and oil covered materials. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/MCT) Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/MCT
A shrimp fisherman from Venice, Louisiana, holds an oily tar ball on South Pass Beach, Louisiana, Friday, May 14, 2010. Earlier in the day, hazardous material workers left the island with trash bags full of oily tar balls and oil covered materials. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/MCT) Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/MCT

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