Crews in Grand Isle use various methods to clean oil. BP said Wednesday that it has collected about 57,500 barrels (2.4 million gallons) of oil since it placed a containment cap on its ruptured well.
Workers use vacuums to suck up oil in Grand Isle, Louisiana, on Wednesday, June 9. Gov. Bobby Jindal and local officials began testing a few of these vacuums with the help of the National Guard.
Oil covers the shore in Grand Isle on Wednesday. Oil is affecting more than 45 miles of Louisiana coast, according to a state emergency website.
Gov. Jindal wants BP to increase the use of vacuums pumps as a method of combating the oil. The pumps in Grand Isle are among a handful currently in use.
Orange-black pools of oil and tar coat the beaches of Grande Isle after high tide Saturday.