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Plume or Bloom?

Sometimes, in the midst of the recent spat over whether or not there is still oil in the Gulf, it's hard to remember BP was the superpower that first made our blood boil, all those months ago. Taking the yolk off the oil giant's shoulders is the U.S. government. Last week, a NOAA official told Da Paper there was no oil worth mentioning at "5 or 5,000 feet." But that wasn't enough to swat away those pesky scientists who keep dipping their really nice research equipment in the deep sea, or fishermen who keep using their eyes.

Called out by people who seem to have sharper vision. What's a government to do? Blame it on the algae, of course. Poor one-celled microbes. It ain't easy being green.

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