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Gulf Oil Spill
Mon September 20, 2010
BP Facing Extensive Repairs Over Oil Spill
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – Jindal says he wants BP to make sure families hurt by the spill are made whole, marshes restored and a comprehensive seafood safety and marketing plan is funded. Residents have been frustrated by months of confusion over BP's claims process. Now they're angry at delays in the $20 billion dollar compensation fund established through the White House. Fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg had promised claims under his watch would be paid out in days, but now says the process is more complicated than he thought. Fishing communities are struggling with many coastal waters still off-limits. Scientists and researchers remain conflicted about just how much of the four million barrels of crude that polluted the Gulf is still there.
For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.