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|Mexico Gulf Wildlife Damage Irreparable|
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July 05, 2010
Environmentalists documenting dead and injured wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico say BP will never be able to compensate for those that have lost their lives in the world's worst accidental oil spill ever.
|Turtles hurt by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are treated at habitat in Mississippi. Reuters' Deborah Lutterbeck reports.|
Seventy-five days after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the US Fish and Wildlife Service staff along with a team with the National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration investigating the loss of wildlife and marine reported that BP would never be able to recover the loss of this life, WorldNewsVine said Sunday.
"Although, rehabilitation centers have been established in and around the Gulf states, BP will never be able to compensate for those that have lost their lives due to the carelessness and unsafe practices of deepwater oil drilling and exploration," the report added.
In case of the injured, the team collected or captured the wildlife in an attempt to determine the extent of the injury after a series of tests.
In case of the dead, a full or partial necropsy was done to determine the exact cause of death of the birds, turtles and mammals.
Environmentalists believe if the government's higher estimates are accurate, the BP oil blowout already is the world's worst accidental oil spill ever.
According to estimations, more than 140 million gallons of crude has entered the sea. All the BP efforts to contain its gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico have so far failed.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, operated by BP, exploded in April 20 leaving 11 workers dead.