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Wetlands threatened by growing oil spill

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 4:21pm

With the oil slick just 20 miles off Louisiana's delicate wetlands, fisherman have taken action to protect the state's marshes.

However, there is not enough boom to stop the oil from creeping into wetlands.

Due to lack of supplies, fishermen are forced to strategically place the protective barrier around key inlets.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is hoping the barriers will keep oil out of the inner marshland.