Dealing with the problem alone

POSTED: Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 6:15pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 6:17pm

VENICE, LA (WVLA) - When the oil started flowing in the Gulf - news crews from all over the world decended on Venice and the rest of the shoreline. Covering the crisis became a top priority. The attention didn't go away for months.

But now - the cameras and the extra attention is gone. Residents on the coast say the perception that the crisis is over is completely wrong.

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser says he gets reports of new oil sightings at least once a week. That while shrimpers some of the spots with bigger shrimp still haven't opened.

Acy Cooper leads the Louisiana Shrimper's Association. He says even though the hype is gone, the problems will last years.

Stay with NBC33 News and for more reports in the Crisis on the Coast.

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