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After The Spill: A Deepwater Horizon Oral History

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Keely Merritt
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The Historic New Orleans Collection
Bird rescue volunteers clean oily pelicans.

April 20th is the 10-year anniversary of the BP Oil Spill, which was the largest marine oil spill in history. In the aftermath of the environmental disaster, The Historic New Orleans Collection began collecting oral histories from individuals who were on the ground cleaning up the Gulf and its wildlife. Bart Siegel was a volunteer who rescued and rehabilitated pelicans in Venice, Louisiana. He shared those experiences and his ongoing monitoring work for this edition of NOLA Life Stories.

 

 

This NOLA Life Stories interview was conducted by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Sarah Holtz.

Support for the Coastal Desk comes from the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation. 

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