Industry and the environment prepare for oil spill's long clean-up

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On NBC's Meet the Press, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar warned that it could take up to 90 days before an ultimate solution is put in place which could stop the oil still leaking off the coast of Louisiana. Assistant Dean of the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University Peter Ricchiuti describes the symbiotic relationship between the Gulf of Mexico's fishing industry and its prominent off-shore oil rigs. Dean Blanchard, a seafood wholesaler from Grand Isle, Louisiana, explains how, speedy clean up notwithstanding, the oil spill promises to shut down many businesses related to the region's fishing industry.
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