Who is responsible for containing and cleaning oil spills in and around the U.S.?



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    That depends on the location of a particular spill. The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for cleaning up the ones “in and around inland waters”, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration deals with marine and coastal areas, and the Coast Guard deals with ports and coastal areas as well.

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    In terms of the current BP spill, President Obama has assured that the company will be paying for the clean up of the spill. The actual clean up however, because of the severity of the matter, is essentially open-ended at this point because it seems that nobody is currently able to make much of a dent. 

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