BP disaster may now be worst spill in Gulf history

In this June 20, 2010 file photo, oiled marsh grass is seen underneath absorbent booms in Barataria Bay on the coast of Louisiana. Two months after a drilling rig explosion triggered the nation's worst offshore spill, scientists are concluding that wetland damage is severe in some spots, especially in reedy swamps at the Mississippi's mouth. But they say it's confined mostly to outer edges of islands topped with marsh grasses and mangrove bushes. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 1, 2010 5:10:31 PM PDT
Many fishing boats signed up to skim oil sit idle in marinas. Some captains and deckhands say they have been just waiting around for instructions while drawing checks from BP of more than $1,000 a day per vessel. Thousands of offers to clean beaches and wetlands have gone unanswered.

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