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Oil Makes Landfall as BP Preps Containment Dome

A sheen of oil from the BP spill has made its first confirmed landfall, washing ashore an uninhabited island beach in Louisiana. The most recent projections by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show oil sheen and tarballs—not necessarily the brunt of the oil slick, but rather a less-toxic runoff—threatening the Mississippi barrier islands over the next 72 hours.