"This event is a self-feeding fire," Environmentalist Richard Charter of the Defenders of Wildlife organization told CNN. "It is so big and expanding so fast that it's pretty much beyond human response that can be effective. ... You're looking at a long-term poisoning of the area. Ultimately, this will have a multi-decade impact."
For those of you outside the Gulf Coast who WILL be impacted by this tragedy, this has the history.
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