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U.S. Government Might Be Ready to Fight BP For Real

The Department of Justice has some pretty strong words for BP. "Gross" and "negligence" are two of them.

It may feel like the Deepwater Horizon accident and ensuing spill happened a long time ago, but the impacts will be long-lasting and the legal fight is far from over. The government's position has been clear: Early on, a White House commission called the event "entirely preventable."

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Remembering the Deepwater Horizon Victims One Year Later

Take a long moment today to think of the eleven Deepwater Horizon workers who lost their lives a year ago today.

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Video: These Sixth Grade Girls Might Fix the Next Oil Spill

An all-girls school takes on robotics, and they're starting out building robots based on the model that capped the Deepwater Horizon oil well.

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n Remember last summer's BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico? Remember the drama over whether remotely operated robots would be able to cap the well? Thank goodness some smart techies designed those robots, or we'd probably still be watching that horrible live feed of gushing oil. And, thank goodness a Delaware teacher by the name of Mitchell Greenberg is training the next generation of smart techies who know how to design and run oil-spill-stopping robots. Check out the 14 impressive sixth-grade girls in the clip above.

The girls are students at Reach Academy, a single-gender school outside of Wilmington. Thanks to a grant, Greenberg's teaching them how to build seven underwater SeaPerch robots that are, according to Delaware Online, "modeled after the robot that helped cap the oil spill." Greenberg says the girls are learning about electronics, circuitry boards, math, and engineering, and, once the robots are complete, they'll be entered into a national robotics competition at Drexel University. Watch the girls in action as they explain what they're learning and drill holes in the robot bodies so they'll sink in water.

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