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Leeville, La., tries to weather the BP oil spill

The town of Leeville, La., is home to only a handful of people whose lives are twined with the fishing and oil industries. With storm surges swallowing more land every year, Leeville has always been on the verge of disappearing. When fishing waters were closed due to the Deepwater Horizon leak, Leeville's fate was hastened: The fishermen have fled and businesses are suffering.

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Leeville, La., tries to weather the BP oil spill
Article | LEEVILLE, LA. -- Their eyes are bloodshot. Their scraggy skin glows reddish-brown. They clutch cans of beer. On the wooden deck of Griffin's Marina and Ice, they recoil when approached, like a nest of vipers.

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