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Federal officials address crisis

POSTED: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 5:20pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:00pm

Officials say the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast is the largest effort ever done in the world. British Petroleum has used every technology available, but Governor Bobby Jindal is concerned that thier best isn't good enough.

President Obama has ordered that his adminstration use every single available resource to respond to the crisis. So far, over 800,000 gallons of oily water have been collected in the area. The cost to clean-up the spill averages about six to seven million dollars a day.

Statewide, officials have closed several fishing and oyster harvesting zones. The EPA is monitoring air and water quality and a team from wildlife and fisheries is on stand-by to help with the wildlife rescue.