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New life comes to a Louisiana island

March 16, 2020

WVUE, John Snell – Queen Bess, which was heavily-oiled during the spill, was actually suffering subsidence and erosion long before the BP’s Macondo oil well erupted in flames in April of 2010.
In a calculated gamble, the state attempted a first-of-its-kind restoration project to restore the island in a narrow window of time when most of the pelicans had departed the island.
From September through mid-February, contractors pumped dredge material onto the island, increasing its size from roughly five acres to 38.