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Gulf oil spill: six months later

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It was six months ago today that an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig led to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

"Reflections from the Gulf," in today's Washington Post, takes a look at how lives have changed for those dependent on the Gulf for their livelihood and way of life.

"There've been huge surprises, all the way from a personal friend committing suicide to family issues and I'm not blaming the oil spill for that, but it certainly was a stressor that caused a lot of grief and anxiety," Chris Garner, 43, an unemployed former fishing boat captain, told the newspaper. "I'm hopeful things will get better. It's still a challenge now that we're getting into our slow season."

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