BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- With nesting season ending on the barrier islands, the BP oil disaster cleanup will ramp up starting on Monday.
BP spokesman Ray Melick tells the Sun Herald the work hadn't been completely shut down, but was curtailed to permit sea birds to occupy the islands from April until about mid-August.
A Gulf Islands National Seashore official in April said BP crews had removed more than 3.5 million pounds of oil and tar from the islands, but much work remained to be done on Petit Bois and Horn islands.
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