While the technology required to drill an oil well in deep water can be mind-boggling, cleaning up spilled oil requires mostly tedious manual labor. No grand vacuum for tar balls has been created; workers in disposable coveralls pick them up by hand. BP has no marsh hoses; men in waders wipe sticky oil off dying grass one handful at a time. With fishing curtailed, BP offers cleanup jobs at $12 an hour. Some of the methods being used:
SOURCES: Staff reports, U.S. Coast Guard, BP | Alberto Cuadra and Bonnie Berkowitz/The Washington Post - June 8, 2010
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