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August 16, 2010 7:34 AM

Changes to BP oil spill clean-up plan leave Texas boom makers soaked

You might call it a case of boom and bust. Literally. Two Tarrant County-area companies are among a number that say they have been seriously strained financially as a result of international energy giant BP ordering large volumes of containment boom to corral oil from its huge Gulf of Mexico spill, then abruptly saying it didn't need nearly so much boom after all.

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