At a warehouse in southern Louisiana, workers in hazmat suits spend their days scrubbing the feathers of hundreds of birds so saturated in crude oil that they can no longer move, let alone fly.
The cleaning process is arduous, for the birds and for the volunteers. It's carried out in a warehouse where fans reduce the 110 degree heat enough to barely get it into double digits. Encased in hazmat suits, they can only work for 20 minutes at a time, and one worker fainted recently.
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